Are We On The Cusp Of Science Becoming the Future Designer’s Toolbox?

I am not ashamed to say loud and proud that I have an innovation crush on Shamees Aden. She is a London born researcher and a multidisciplinary designer who has found exciting ways, via science, to potentially impact the future of design thinking. Revolution Led By...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality in people and materials are the elements that make the world a special place. As part of our road trip series, we...

Fast or Slow, The Time for Circular Economy Fashion is Now

Circularity in the apparel industry is beginning to make economic sense. Having said that, the transition from a linear model of operation is fraught with challenges due to how the system is optimised for the take-make-waste approach. In today’s sustainability discourse, fashion is either classified...

Suzanne Lee’s Biofabricate, Growing A Better Future

We are big fans of Suzanne Lee. She is the material designing superstar who has brought our attention to components made out of yeast, algae, animal cells and bacteria. Founder of Biofabricate, an organization dedicated to finding naturally-sourced materials, Lee is also chief creative officer for...

LABFRESH’s New Invention Engineered To Make Life Easier

Founders of LABFRESH, Lotte Vink and Kasper Brandi Petersen, have cracked how to engineer t-shirts that repel liquids and semi-liquids. Vink and Petersen have come up with a sustainable product that took them a year to bring the new technology out of the lab and into...

From Seaweed to Fiber, Is Biology The Future Of Fashion?

Is biology the future of fashion? Well, Algiknit seems to think so. The biomaterials company has been developing biomaterials that can play a key role in the future of sustainable manufacturing. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, Algiknit is looking to make...

VitroLabs, Slaughter-free Luxury Textiles Designed to Make A Sustainable Impact

In 2018 we plan to keep our eye on the out-of-this-world innovations coming out of VitroLabs. Why you might ask. Well they are currently developing an advanced 3D skin model to create luxury quality lab-grown leather for use in fashion and interiors. The US-based company has been...

Modern Meadow Unveils Biofabricated Leather Brand Zoa

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow has launched biofabricated leather brand Zoa. Unveiled at a pop-up exhibit in SoHo NY, Zoa is first generation materials destined to kickstart a broader conversation about the design and manufacturing possibilities available...

Mycelium, Redefining Leather With The Power of Organic Technology

When I heard that there was a company creating materials with the power of organic technology I was intrigued. With so much innovation taking place in the world of fabrics, my curiosity was aroused. I wanted to know who they were? How they did it?...

‘Frankenfashion’ Technology: Alexander McQueen’s DNA Used To Create Leather Goods

With the technology of today quickly becoming the science fiction of yesterday, I wonder, should we be shocked to hear that a collection has been created using human DNA. Well the 'Dr Frankenstein' behind the idea is Central St Martins graduate Tina Gorjanc. The Slovenian pioneer has come up with...