Material Matter

  • Material Matter: Atlantic Leather, A By-Product of the Food Industry

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

      The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organisation initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisio...


  • Material Matter: Smart Cotton

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Cotton has truly become the “fabric of our lives”, used in everything from t-shirts to bedding. We love it for its comfort, strength, and low maintenance qualities. Through innovation and technology, there is a new,  regenerated smart cotton...


  • Material Matter: Clean, Regenerated Nylon

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Nylon is loved for its soft feel, light-weight manner and stretch. Unfortunately it is known as one of the most polluting textiles in the world with the release of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing and its inability to biodegrade. Meet Ec...


  • Material Matter: Wild Silk from Madagascar

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    Silk is a strong, flexible fiber greatly desired for its luxuriousness and beauty. Among consumers there is a stereotypical expectation that all silk is to be soft and something you might want to wear as underwear. This is not alwa...


  • Material Matter: Pirarucu Fish Leather from Brazil

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    We have seen many variations of leather over time, including the use of fish skin. Now these fish are becoming multi-purposed, contributing not only to the surrounding ecosystem but the communities as well. As technology advances, many alternative...


  • Material Matter: The Fashionable Future of Leather, Cruelty-free

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    For thousands of years, before we could even stand up straight, humans have been covering themselves with animal skins. Leather is a beautiful, highly demanded material now used in many different sectors including interior, automotive, and luxury. Un...


  • Material Matter: Natural Dyeing with Bougainvillea Couture

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The following article is courtesy of The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organisation initiating and supporting projects that contribute to minimizing environmental degradation, while helping businesses and individuals make informed decisions wh...


  • Material Matter: Our New Column on the Latest in Innovative Materials

    By Brittany DiBenedetto | Material Matter

    The fashion industry is advancing at a rapid pace and currently adding 150 billion garments per year. How we consume is just as important as what we do with the garments when we are done. Our knowledge of what things are made of and what the implicat...


  • Material Matter: 3D Printing, the trend in sustainable fashion

    By Staff | Material Matter

    Near zero waste?  Check.  Energy efficient process?  Check.  Sustainable raw materials?  Check.  Reduced costs and resources?  Check.  All while achieving better design outcomes through prototyping?  Check.  If this sounds good, then 3D pri...


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