Pink Beasts – An Agave Fiber Project To Drive Awareness By Fernando Laposse

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We've been following Mexican designer Fernando Laposse's work for a while and admire how he translates local social causes into memorable design projects. A while ago, he started working with agave fiber and created his Beasts and other objects made with the help of textile designer Angela Damman and 45 Mayan women weaver from Yucatan (Mexico) over a period of …

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IKEA: Recycled Denim Cover Give Klippan Sofa New Life

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We are happy to see that IKEA continues to inspire and to present innovative projects reducing waste. On this occasion, IKEA and MUD Jeans, a Dutch denim company, have teamed up to give recycled denim a new life by using it to develop KLIPPAN sofa covers sold in 9 European markets.       According to Piotr Jakubiak, Deployment Leader at New Business and Innovation …

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Tales Of Elderly Wanderer – Textile Art by Liuxu Luo

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Parson Textile MFA Exhibition HYBRID includes this year the work of  Liuxu Luo, incorporating mix-mediums such as painting, watercolor, and all kinds of textiles handicrafts into her creative practice of textile art. She started using embroidery and laser cutting techniques to develop drawing methods, creating new yarns and developing them into knitting and woven works. She believes using natural dyes adds …

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Sustainable meal kits that come with an incentive system by PriestmanGoode

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In the past months, we couldn’t dine out or have dinner parties, and food consumption was very much reduced to in-house cooking, with one exception - meal kits.       Zero, designed by PriestmanGoode will be presented at the 2021 Salone del Mobile in collaboration with For Wallpaper* Re-Made.  The concept encourages consumers to use and return bioplastic containers to takeaway restaurants. The containers …

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Reusable packaging for flight companies by PriestmanGoode

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Our radar is on packaging now. And on an increasing empathy with our natural environment to harm as less as possible. More precisely, we'd like to shed light today on reusable packaging taking into account how many takeaway and home deliveries we are consuming in this mid-pandemic situation. The 2019 numbers speak for themselves:     Until single-used plastics are not banned, we will …

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Mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin

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Mushroom mycelium is a longtime favorite material here on Eclectic Trends and has appeared throughout the years in a few trend lectures. On this occasion, we'd like to show you how mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin and how fungi could be used as burial markers next. Biodesigner and researcher Bob Hendrikx develops the Loop Cocoon coffin, which actively contributes …

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