Crafting Plastics! Studio

berlin
City:
berlin
Country:
germany
University / School:
university of arts berlin
Production Location:
germany
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Collection – COLLECTION 2

Crafting plastics! studio brings 100% pure bioplastic made out of plants on the stage of our day-to-day life. We experiment, produce and collaborate, while having the whole product’s lifecycle in mind. We explore new ways of developing products, from basic craft approach to high-tech machinery. Our pursuit is to be in full control of the lifespan of the product, from its origin – in the form of unrefined material – through the final product until its inevitable decay. Over the past three years, crafting plastics! studio has been working closely with materials scientists from the Slovak Technical University to create a new form of oil-free, carbon neutral bioplastic material. Strong and malleable for the duration of its use, the bioplastic decomposes completely once placed in industrial compost, leaving no impact on the environment. Our first ready-to-wear eyewear collection is produced purely from our own bioplastic material that we spent the last two years bringing to perfection. Thanks to its pure organic nature, the eyewear can be disposed directly into compost. The material is colored with natural pigments, such as algae, earth or food pigments. Thanks to our 3D printing technology, we are able to reduce the amount of waste during disposal of this material up to 90% in comparison to other traditional technologies.
This eyewear collection comes in 4 colors (nude, mysterious blue, bohemian earth, orange seaweed) and 4 unisex styles.
The Kickstarter campaign is LIVE until 14th December 2017: http://kck.st/2zM3BJG

crafting plastics! studio has been featured at the following fashion and design events in Berlin, Milan, Torino, Prague, Bratislava, Leipzig, Brno, Beirut, Amsterdam and many others.
About
Crafting Plastics! Studio brings bioplastic into our everyday life. Our studio was founded in 2016 by Vlasta Kubušová and Miroslav Kral following Vlasta’s Master’s thesis exploring sustainable and transparent production processes in response to the fashion industry’s exploitative practices. Motivated by the opportunity to develop a product from its origin — and to remain in control of its entire lifespan, Crafting Plastics! Studio is revolutionising the properties of the material we know as plastic.