Bio Iridescent Sequin

Student Designer

Bio Iridescent Sequin

Project Info

Bio Iridescent Sequin is a response to the unsustainable shimmering beads and sequins currently used in fashion and textiles. Brunato’s sequin uses bio-technologies to create colourful shimmering sequins from naturally abundant wood. Through extracting the crystalline form of cellulose, the wood imitates the alluring visual aesthetics of shiny plastic while remaining lightweight, strong and compostable. Brunato is working alongside material scientists Hjalmar Granberg and Tiffany Abitbol from RISE Research Institutes in Sweden.

Within the Student Designer category there are two cash prizes; £1,000 for Winner and £500 for People’s Choice.

SpeciesCanadian softwood Kraft pulp

DesignerElissa Brunato

University / CollegeCentral Saint Martins, Material Futures

Bio-EngineeringResearch Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Hjalmar Granberg and Tiffany Abitbol

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