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13 Oct Algae: Cladophora

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One of the main factors contributing to the ecological imbalance of fresh water and of saltwater system is the textile industry because of its wasteful and careless use of water resources. But now resulting out of this water crisis a solution appears: Cladophora is a filamentous algae growing in abundance because of human activity. This project harvests the fibrous algae from Berlin lakes and utilizes their different qualities to produce textiles. It’s wool-like textured coupled with a lighter wearing comfort allows Cladophora to be processed into translucent non-woven fabric or to be woven as yarn into surface.

Algae Cladophora
Algae Cladophora
Algae Cladophora
Algae Cladophora
Algae Cladophora

22 Sep 3D Printed Crystals with Swarovski

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15 Sep Tomtex: Leather Alternative

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08 Sep Sea Stone

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