A San Francisco startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads has developed a synthetic, “programmable” alternative to larval- or arachnid-produced silk. Engineered using proteins derived from yeast, the fibers can be manipulated to deliver any combination of softness, strength, and durability. They’re even machine-washable.
Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is made from a mix of metals and milk proteins and these “wearable sculptures” are biodegradable!
Marks & Spencer, after recently releasing its first line of sustainable shoes, has launched “Limited London”, a line of womenswear made with recycled cotton and recycled polyester fabrics.
G-Star Raw, which previously collaborated with fashion and music mogul, Pharrell Williams on an line of ocean-plastic-derived apparel, has pledged to use only forest-friendly fibers in its rayon and viscose clothing.
So many things are becoming solar-powered these days, from lanterns that take the edge off during loadshedding to backpacks.
Meet Roxanne Louw, 2nd year at CPUT and fashion finalist in the 2015 Remake Design Challenge.
Timberland has teamed up with music mogul Pharrell Williams to create a pair of boots inspired by nature—bees, to be exact.
London designer, Rosalie McMillan doesn’t have to look far for her coffee fix. She creates upcycled jewelry from Çurface, an industrial composite derived from waste coffee grounds and post-consumer recycled polystyrene.
Meet Justine Pulford, 2nd year fashion design student at CPUT and 2015 Remake Design Challenge fashion finalist.
Meet Hannah-Rose Smith, emerging designer and fashion finalist in the 2015 Remake Design Challenge.