From Sept 9th – 11th 2020, the 10 awarded artists of the first round of Re-FREAM (https://www.re-fream.eu/) and their co-creation teams give you insights in their 9 months co-creation experiences, showcasing live making-ofs of their prototype processes and sneak peeks in the labs. They show their final outcomes and explain the potential of their projects to contribute to a more responsible future of fashion.
Join this session to hear more about Youyang Song’s Re-FREAM project Cooking New Materials.
Cooking new materials is an independently developed technique which aims to process biowastes into a soft but yet robust leather-like material. Banana and orange peel or soy-milk are combined with a natural binding agent as the substrate. The resulting composite is fully biodegradable and can be easily reused after the re-cooking process. It is a 100% biodegradable, zero waste natural product. Moreover, the bio-material provides similar toughness, durability and water resistance as normal leather material.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Project Team Cooking New Materials: Oscar Calvo and Luca Cappelli (AITEX)