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Just thought I'd share this fantastic use of textiles in the recent contest: Reconstruction 2.0, where Parson's School of Design students deconstructed and reconstructed discarded press samples from Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Their mission to create wearable art. Mission accomplished, don't ya think?
Wanna see more? Check out this slide show on ecouterre.
Tags: color, Design, Fabric, Fashion, innovation, Material, Textiles
You may remember that back in April, I wrote a little piece on the use of a polymer that is made using castor beans. At the time of writing, the round bodied and lustrous yarns were mainly being used in undergarments. One curious reader commented on the post asking why it was only really ...Read More >>
Tags: Fabric, Fibers, innovation, Material, Sustainable, technology, Textiles, Woven
You heard me right. A scientist in Spain has developed a most incredible process for creating spray on clothes made from a mix tiny cotton fibers and plastic. The fibers are applied with a solvent that quickly dries and allows for the clothing to become removable. And, like most other clothing, can be machine ...Read More >>
Tags: Cotton, Design, Fabric, Fashion, innovation, Material, Sustainable, technology, Textiles
When in a creative field, whether your role is designing, sourcing, promoting, or anything else for that matter, it's important to stay on top of trends within your industry. We do this not only to be able to speak intelligently about industry related current events but also to foster our knowledge and exposure to what ...Read More >>
Emily Crane creates Edible Fabrics.Explaining wouldn't do this justice. Just watch.
Tags: Fashion, innovation, Material, Natural Dyeing, technology, Textiles
OK, for some strange reason I am just now learning about a little place called Habu Textiles. Why you ask? Because nobody told me! I quite literally searched "textiles" in Google just out of curiosity and up pops a place in West 29th Street in Manhattan, just a few blocks away from where I spend ...Read More >>
Tags: Design, Fabric, Fashion, Fibers, Material, sourcing, suppliers, Textiles, Woven, Yarn