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(Archive) Crafting Organic Waste For Fashion

Riina Õun
www.riinao.com

This project was part of DDW 2020
Crafting Organic Waste For Fashion — © Photography by Yao Wang

Exploring how waste Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) generated from the kombucha drink industry can be re-processed into a new, more sustainable, vegan, leather-like material.

For ethical reasons, people often opt for non-animal derived products made of so-called “vegan leather”, unaware that it is just greenwashed PVC and PU-based plastic which is very harmful to the environment.

As an alternative, I have developed a new m

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Making process of the material — © Photography by Tayla Horn

Model posing with SCOBY-compo handbags — © Photography by Yao Wang

SCOBY-compo sewn handbag detail — © Photography by Yao Wang

SCOBY-compo liquid moulded handbag

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