In a world of increasingly stressed natural resources, it's pretty awesome to see how a new wave of radical, yet cool, ideas are being presented to reshape societies consumerism with, some what more, sustainable products.
Now also, London based designer Liz Ciokajlo, hopped on the “eco couture” waggon, by presenting her cool and futuristic footwear concept. Her eco collection was born out of the frustration with the lack of natural materials in 3D print. Suggesting non wovens could be used as base in additive manufacturing, Liz explored the use of natural fibres, infusing these with binders to produce both hard and soft properties in one continuous surface.
Simply put; to create her “MA Natural Shoe Collection” Liz mixed fibrous materials, such as coconut husk and flax with bio-resin and 3D printed them. Each design looks solid, yet the heels are hollow to reduce weight and allow air to flow up through holes in the insoles.
This whole ecovolution could mean a great deal for the future of fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.
Welcome to the future!