Central Saint Martins - UAL

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Bio Iridescent Sequin

As small and harmless as they may seem, sequins pose a threat to wildlife as they are made of petroleum-based materials and often end up in the ocean where they are mistaken for food.

The designer has responded to this by creating sequins from naturally abundant cellulose, a material that is lightweight, strong and compostable. The sequins are formed in moulds to eliminate waste, and the shimmering iridescent colours are embedded within the material structure of the cellulose, meaning that there is no need for added chemicals. The project is part of a broader movement within the fashion industry to find biological alternatives to petroleum derived materials.

Central Saint Martins - UAL

WEBSITE

arts.ac.uk

Bio Iridescent Sequin

As small and harmless as they may seem, sequins pose a threat to wildlife as they are made of petroleum-based materials and often end up in the ocean where they are mistaken for food.

The designer has responded to this by creating sequins from naturally abundant cellulose, a material that is lightweight, strong and compostable. The sequins are formed in moulds to eliminate waste, and the shimmering iridescent colours are embedded within the material structure of the cellulose, meaning that there is no need for added chemicals. The project is part of a broader movement within the fashion industry to find biological alternatives to petroleum derived materials.

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