Original Design for Textiles Sustainable Project
Fashion Illustration by Armando Maldonado
Medium: Sketchbook (Windows Application)
The goal for this project was to design an original garment with sustainability in mind.
As a designer who is highly aware of the destruction that the fashion industry produces, I wanted to design something that was socially and environmentally sustainable. This particular design would be made with a Genetically Engineered Spider Silk by Bolt Threads and I chose this particular company because they produce everything from the fibers to the physical garments within their labs.
The 'Spider Silk' itself is created with proteins similar to that of the naturally occurring animal silk and is done through a fermentation process with yeast, sugar and water. So the ingredients themselves aren't synthetic and wouldn't harm the ground we plant our vegetation on.