London Design Week and the Material Matters Show
Unexpected delights for my Sustainable September feature this week – I popped along to see my friend Jim Rokos, creative director Rokos Design & founder of @DyslexicDesign. Jim was showing at Material Matters during this year’s London Design Festival.
My good friends Kate & Kathy Amazing Dyslexic are making a short film about Jim’s work, which I will share with you soon.
Additional highlights and other champions of circularity and material innovation
1️⃣ @studio_arp Alkesh Parmar, currently making material and papers with orange peels 🍊
2️⃣ ️@root.full‘s Zena Holloway – Growing sustainable fashion, sculpture & wearables. 🌱
3️⃣ @Solidwool – thank you Anne Sampson for filling me in on this wonder product,utilising undervalued British wool, turning it into a beautiful eco composite – I loved the Hembury Chair!
4️⃣ ️ @abluntstory__ (I found this super interesting having worked for several years with @bettershoefoundation founder Sven Segal for many years) – sandals reengineered from plant-based materials, 100 % free for crude oil derived plastics and petrochemicals, upcycled post-industrial waste and post-consumer garment waste.
Material Matters Podcast
Listen to Grant Gibson chatting to Hannah and Justin Floyd, the co-creators of an intriguing material, SolidWool, on the Material Matters Podcast https://materialmatters.design delighted to hear more about Hannah’s newspaper – www.thesouthwester.co.uk
I also had a really good chat with weaver Madeja Clarke, an incredible textile artist. We discussed our obsession with vintage Welsh blankets, and I would recommend listening to her podcast with Grant too. click here.
Finally, TikTok has once again surprised me, with over 100,000 views and very interesting comments on my @incredibusy video shared here.
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