Kingston University

10 Frightening Eco-Fashions That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

DEM BONES Los Angeles’s Bones and Feathers Collective creates anatomically correct jewelry by hand-dipping wax casts of fox, shark, and rattlesnake vertebrae into molten bronze…

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Activated-Charcoal Hangers Keep Clothes Fresh Without Laundering

Buying your clothes from ethical and planet-friendly sources is only the beginning. Most life-cycle assessments agree that a garment’s greatest environmental impact comes not from…

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Pedal-Powered "Un-knitting" Machine Unravels Sweaters to Recycle Yarn

Make do and unmend? Meet the “un-knitting” machine, a pedal-powered apparatus designed to recycle unwanted knitwear. The curious contraption is the brainchild of Imogen…

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Julia Skergeth Turns Heads (And Heels) With Stilettos Made With Rice

Just call Julia Skergeth a designer who goes against the grain. The Kingston University student turned the traditional stiletto on its head, after all, when she built a vertiginous heel…

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Kingston University, Dr. Noki Collaborate on Quirky Textile "Monsters"

MONSTER MASH Working in pairs, the students took the castoff garments apart, then set about re-piecing them into something new. “My partner Rene Bedell and I tried shredding and…

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Ninela Ivanova Turns Petri-Dish Mold Into Thought-Provoking Haute Couture

BREAKING THE MOLD Ivanova’s “Moulded Minds” collection is a far cry from your typical science-fair entry, however. Inspired by Dmitry Vassilev’s 2009 documentary…

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Recycles Wood Chips Into Snakeskin-Like Couture

WOODEN YOU KNOW Eschewing virgin resources, Nieuwenhuys worked with bio-waste firm InCrops Enterprise Hub in Norwich to obtain discarded pieces of plywood, which she then laser-cut into…

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Haute Couture Meets Haute Cuisine With Fashion Student's Edible Clothes

Come London Fashion Week, rolling-rack gridlock, wrinkled garments, and last-minute fitting woes will be the least of Emily Crane’s problems. Because the Kingston University…

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