Jasmine Linington uses seaweed to make couture clothing

Textile design graduate Jasmine Linington establishes seaweed as a high-end fashion material with her collection of nature-derived couture garments. In a bid to address the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industry, the Edinburgh College of Art MFA student looked to the Scottish shores for more sustainable materials. Every element of Linington’s Seaweed Girl […]

Viking-style seaweed thatch updated into prefab panelling

Traditional Danish seaweed thatching could be updated into a sustainable contemporary building material, according to research by Kathryn Larsen. Copenhagen School of Business and Design student Larsen became interested in the potential for seaweed architecture after studying the Viking practice of thatching roofs using eelgrass on the island of Læsø. “Eelgrass is a fantastic material that […]

London Marathon offers edible drinks capsules as alternative to plastic bottles

Over 30,000 edible Ooho drinks capsules were handed out to runners at the London Marathon yesterday, in a bid to reduce plastic waste. The marathon was the largest ever trial of Ooho capsules – biodegradable pods that can be filled with water or other beverages. You can either consume the pods whole, or bite into them […]

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