There are many brilliant projects and initiatives in the sustainable design space that give new life to repurposed discarded materials. Less often do we come across truly innovative new materials that have the potential to revolutionalise.
UK-based designer Alice Potts has been experimenting in the field of bioplastic for the last five years, and has developed a material using discarded food and plant waste that mimics regular plastic. She’s on the radar of major Australian jewellery and accessories brand MIMCO, who have collaborated with the young designer, to incorporate this new technology into their latest capsule collection!
They first learned of Alice’s work through their longstanding partnership with the NGV, and MIMCO supported NGV commissioning Alice to create a series of biodegradable face shields for the NGV Triennial 2020 (on now!). Natural materials found by Alice in parks around London during the lockdown last year have been transformed into