Steinarsdottir Created Clothes Made from Jelly Which Can Be Easily Turned into New Ones
Designer from Iceland Valdis Steinarsdottir created an unusual eco-friendly collection that consists of clothes made from jelly. The vest tops consist of gelatin or agar, received from red algae.
When the items are no longer needed, or you want to wear something new, they can be melted down in order to create new clothes but from the same material. This will significantly reduce waste and decrease excess synthetics.
Steinarsdottir uses material, based on the liquid, to achieve various levels of elasticity. Then, it is formed directly into a form to fit the finished item. This process only acquires the amount of material needed to make the cloth. In addition, the material will last longer, according to the designer.
The material can easily be heated to a certain temperature, then liquefied again and turn into a new item. And by adding different decorations, you can transfer any desired form to the jelly item during the process.
Steinarsdóttir hopes to work together with different fashion designers to find more uses for the materials in the future.