Environmental and Social Impact of Cotton Cultivation and Use
Microfiber pollution and the apparel industry
Accumulation of Microplastic on Shorelines Woldwide: Sources and Sinks
Textile Dyes: Dyeing Process and Environmental Impact
The Impacts of Fur Production on theEnvironment and the Risks to Human Health
The environmental impact of fur farming
Bioplastics and their role in achieving global sustainability
What are bioplastics?
Toward spinning artificial spider silk
Green method developed for making artificial spider silk
TUM spin-off AMSilk presents first artificial spider silk fibers
New textiles grows from mushroom
The Next Leather Jacket Will Be Made From Mushrooms
About the project
Create The Formula
Helsinki Fashion Week – Amos Anderson taidemuseo
22.7.2017 – 26.7.2017
Create The Formula installation opens up, in a playful manner, to Helsinki Fashion Week visitors some of the processes behind the materials the textile industry uses.
The installation brings together code, chemistry and moving images to throw some light on the processes by which the materials used by the textile industry are created. Clothes are too often bought and used without any knowledge of or accounting for the chemical compounds they contain or their impact on the environment.
The Formula of Fashion installation and website makes visible data related to e.g. cotton as well as fur and presents more ecological alternatives like the fungus-based mycelium. In the installation up on the top floor of the museum, sensors follow visitors’ movements in real time. Code is used to transform the movements into a dance of microplastics and the final result is projected onto the wall. The piece makes the impact visible, but doesn’t judge. Decisions are left to the consumer.
Experience Create The Formula in Amos Anderson’s attic in conjunction with Helsinki Fashion Week’s fashion shows 22.7.-26.7.
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