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Temperature Textiles by Raw Color is wrapping us up in climate data

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Raw Color has created the Temperature Textiles collection.

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A colourful and stylish collection embedded with climate-change data to keep users warm raises awareness about environmental issues. As a result, users should be stimulated to lower their heating and reduce their CO2 emissions.

Temperature Textiles’ collection includes blankets, scarves, and socks knitted with infographics about climate change, sea level rise, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The inspiration behind this collection was to find an innovative way to connect us to the impact of global warming without bombarding us with stats and screens; the studio wanted to opt for a more creative, practical and tangible way to convey their concern about global warming.

“We are daily exposed to news about Climate Change. It is at the same time omni present but also complex to understand due to the overload of information that is available about the issue.”

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Raw Color has collaborated with experts such as KNMI for data-related input.

For the development of the knitted textile, the studio has worked with TextielLab and Knitwearlab.

The technique of knitting reduces waste during production due to its made-to-measure ability. It creates heavier fabric due to its construction principle. A carefully curated colour scheme has been applied to support the three categories.

The focus was on the communication value of the colour groups. Therefore a selection of warm shades is applied in Temperature change. Cool shades are used in Sea level rise, and a mix of warm and cool shades are combined in emission.

 

“Once Greenhouse Gases have been emitted to the atmosphere they will have a lifespan between 120 to 1.000 years.”

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The scarf diagram shows that the temperature might reach 4ºC by 2100 if no emission reduction is applied. The vertical pink lines represent the predicted Surface Temperature Change in degrees Celsius of even years from 2000 until 2100. The orange surface indicates 0 – 4ºC.

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The blanket pattern is based on the four different scenario predictions that IPCC has modelled. The lines show the recorded temperature rise from 2000 until the predicted rise in 2100.

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The horizontal lines on the socks visualise the predicted Sea Level rise. Similar to a ruler that displays centimetres.

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To learn more about sustainable design, click here; for more information on the Temperature Textiles collection, click here.

Images courtesy of Raw Color


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