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MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019: today’s materials for tomorrow’s innovations

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From Tuesday 12 till Thursday 14 March, the leading material innovation event for R&D and design professionals took place: MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019. With a comprehensive programme with 50 lectures from material experts, 140 exhibitors, 100+ ...

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Watches made from mycelium leather material

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Biotech start-up Mycotech developed a leather-like material made from mycelium, which they used to develop a watch, wallet and traveller’s journal. Mycelium is a material grown from the root system of mushrooms. Living on for ...

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Biocycle, technocycle and performative materials at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam

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During MaterialDistrict Rotterdam, we show you all the materials we have scouted in the past year. This year’s materials can be divided into three categories: the bio cycle, the technocycle and performative materials. Biocycle Organic ...

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Fabulous nature-inspired fabrics at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam!

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Designers Aliki van der Kruijs and Anna Badur both used nature as a source for inspiration for their fabrics, one by capturing the experience of rain and the other by using natural forces to draw ...

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Amazing glass projects at MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019

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Designers Dané Vonk and Kim Zoutewelle both created intriguing glass projects, one to twist your view of the world and one inspired by the ocean. Vonk’s project, A Twisted View, consists of deformed sheets of ...

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How sustainable is recycled polyester?

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Author: Marjorie van Elven from FashionUnited About 49 percent of the world’s clothing is made of polyester and Greenpeace forecasts this percentage to nearly double by 2030, since the athleisure trend has led a growing ...

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