Is it possible to change pollution into something that is part of nature? The second hand fleece, used to knit the giant structures that wrapped Mediamatic's building, are mechanically recycled at Texperium, an innovation centre. This created an open structure that created a more positive environment for fungi that used fleece as their recourse. As such, five Fashion & Textile Technologies students and two Biology and medical laboratory students from Saxion Hogeschool researched the possibility of a new biodegradable product made from Fleece.
The fashion industry is a beautiful but polluting business. With the Fashion Machine, Designer Conny Groenewegen set out to visualize its enormity. A million microplastics per washing, 6000 sweaters, and 570 square meters of knitting. After we took down the fleece at Mediamatic's building, the pollution is not over. Read in on the facts here, and see for yourself.
Conny Groenewegen is a fashion designer who zooms in on the issues associated with industrial production and labor processes. Her research traces back to the origins of methods: revealing and re-establishing the sparkle of manufacturing before the fashionable takes over. She sheds a new light on production, whilst searching for what is essential and appropriate for organizations and brands.