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Hello people! Thank you for all the nice and enthusiastic responses. Currently I’m creating a fashion label that you cannot buy, but only make yourself. The project will be an open source collection, that you can recreate yourself. We will give you the tools to extend the lifetime of a garment by repairing, upgrading and creating.
With Precious Plastic we are creating this project in Eindhoven, tackling the problem of textile waste. I need your help, because deadline is coming closer at Dutch Design Week 2019 in October. We are looking for you:
⁃ Web developers/Coders
⁃ Pattern maker
⁃ Technical drawers/Illustrator
⁃ People who love to work in a community
We are a non profit organisation, so in return for your effort we can host you in one of our lovely houses, where you can have your own room for free and we have chefs that cook nice vegan food for us 5 days a week: so breakfast, lunch snack and dinner!! Send me pm if you’re interested or email me on [email protected]
XX Alicia and Dave
Would love to have more pictures for our research!! I shredded some cotton, wool, acryl and mixed fibers. That goes easily but now trying if you can needle punch or wet felt it. Spinning/twisting, I want to try but it becomes flakes when you shred it, so spinning is hard I think, but for sure worth to try. I keep you updated!
@mattia-io and @brendonscrimgeour,
Thank you so much!! There are still some improvement to make. Unfortunately during my graduation I didn’t have that much time to improve the material, because of I had to made 15 meters of this plastic canvas to make a child suit, workwear suit and an anorak. After all I used an iron and a vaccumformer. To make meters you have to put a lot of pressure or you have to tighten it so the material will not get wrinkly or wavy. You don’t want that because you can’t cut the patterns straight with the material. I used only two and half layers of HDPE plastic bags to make it still flexible. With more layers it will be more firmly but it will not be flexible enough to move in. For now I want to do some research what the right temperatures are, because it still have to be firmly but at same time flexible and there is small border between totally melted away, right or still bubbly. The little kid played in the suit for two days and the last fashion show the pants didn’t survived. So lets try again and better. I’m also wondering if its possible to make a flexible sheet with other plastics as HDPE and LDPE? @thomasthefirst But first work this thing out, because I really like to see that people would love to wear them 🙂 O and I made sweaters out of old scaffolding nets- see picture!!
So graduated and well. A little update! There are still a lot of improvements to make but here are some photos of the collection
How cool! Maybe we can meet sometime, as I see that you’re also living in the Netherlands. And thanks I will keep you updated too!
Nice idea! Thanks I surely would give that a try and see if i can make something wearable of it!