10 sustainable examples

The 10 examples by Eva Verrij

Re-sea me rug 

Nienke Hoogvliet (nienkehoogvliet.nl)

RE-SEA ME is the continuation of SEA ME. To show the duality between plastic waste in the oceans and the sustainable materials the oceans have to offer, Nienke continued her search for materials out of the sea. She discovered that fish skins are a waste product of the fishing industry, while you can also make them into beautiful leather.

Ananas Anam

Made from pineapple leaf fibres, Piñatex™ is a branded natural and sustainable material which can be used as an alternative to existing textiles and leathers.
Developed and manufactured by Ananas Anam, our aim is to provide a unique and innovative textile that promotes social, cultural and ecological development.
Our philosophy is to establish a strong circular economy by developing a commercially successful business that supports local farming communities.

Kurt’s Amsterdam

Biologische katoen en hennep
De kleding van KURT’S Amsterdam kan met recht duurzaam genoemd worden. De garens die voor de t-shirts worden gebruikt zijn een blend van biologisch katoen met hennep. Hennep is een duurzame grondstof omdat er veel minder water en bestrijdingsmiddelen worden gebruikt bij de verbouw van dit gewas in vergelijking met katoen.

Suzanne Lee, Fashion Innovator Who Grows Clothing in the Laboratory

Imagine you could grow your own clothes, using fermented tea, bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms that can spin the ingredients into eco-friendly fibers. This is exactly what fashion designer Suzanne Lee pioneered. She investigated the possibility of creating clothing through the use of microbial cellulose. For this research project Lee coined the term Biocouture, which transitioned to a biocreative consultancy some years ago.

 

Bam

Bamboo clothing          https://bambooclothing.co.uk/

 

Les Sauvages by Isaac Monté

Day by day we pass by dead animals in the streets. Most of them got killed in traffic. Instantly they lose their value of a beautiful living creature and turn into a piece of trash. Years have made us immune to this problem. It’s a fact we already recognize as typical for our busy traffic and lives. The goal of this collection of masks, made out of roadkill fur, is to create an experience that is at once poetic, uncanny, meditative and stunning. I gather, collate, re-use, layer, peel, burn, reveal, duplicate, play and photograph. It’s not my intention to shock, but to reveal the idea that objects that might have lost their value can still be beautiful. By taking an everyday object that is intrinsically discomforting and by reframing and reinterpreting it, the viewer is being enticed to reexamine his preconceptions and prejudices.

The masks are fetish inspired and made out of the fur of rabbits, hares and cats (roadkill)

Filter Factory

by Isaac Monte

Filter Factory is a stament on the littering behaviour of smokers. An average smoker throws every year 2.5 kilo of cigarette ends on the street. Birds eat these cigarette ends because they consider them to be food. As a result they die.
On the other hand, birds are smart and use the filters in their nests. Because the filters are made out of a synthetic fiber, they keep the eggs warm. Besides, the nicotine keeps leeches out of the nest, so the little chicks don’t die.
It is my aim to make smokers aware of their littering behaviour and reward them for their good behaviour instead of punishing them for bad behaviour. When throwing your cigarette end in the machine, it is being shredded and the counter runs. Every three hundredth cigarette, a door pops open and the lucky smoker can take a birdhouse home with him.
The birdhouses are being made in some sort of big waffle iron. The shredded cigarette filters are being melted in the waffle iron and thus being shaped into a birdhouse.

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