The innovation in a nutshell
Creating fabrics on DNA level with natural colours, stretch and other features.
More in detail
We ask a lot from our clothes. Not only should they look great and come in our favourite colours but we also want them to be affordable yet durable, comfortable yet presentable, rainproof yet breathable. However, our desires come at a price. The dyes, coatings and finishing processes that our clothes go through are often toxic and take a great toll on the environment as they require lots of water and chemicals along the way.
This innovation takes its cues from the earth itself. The outcome is a revolutionary fibre that provides the desired features from scratch, built into the fabric on a DNA level. Without harming the organisms involved, the proteins found in coral, jellyfish, sea anemones, turtles, oysters and even cow milk can be used to make materials with the desired colour, stretch, moisture and water repellence. No need for further processing and like other organic matters, the fibre is naturally biodegradable.
What do YOU look for in a piece of clothing? Tell us and we’ll design it for you.
Team members: Chui-Lian Lee, Valentina Gomez, Morgana Kattermann and Theanne Schiros