Circular Materiality

Daniëlle Ooms – TU/e
Coaches: CEST -squad coaches, Kristina Andersen

Apple-based Material

How can we develop a visual language of sustainability?

This project began as a design research investigation into unsustainable fashion lifecycles and production processes. As the eventual outcome of several flows of material research, Apple-based Material is a biodegradable material comparable to leather, but lacking leather’s large environmental footprint. Pulling on the visual language of fashion photography, this Apple-based Material installation makes reference to the current state of fast fashion’s ability to spark our desires for certain aesthetics with each new season. Stimulating desires to grow for an aesthetics of sustainable materials could have a clear environmental impact.