Dried algae leaves, made from Laminaria
(commonly known as kelp), can be pressed
and molded to any shape desired. The algae
is boiled and then processed while still moist.
As soon as the material is molded in the
desired shape, it is lacquered with an acrylic
resin, increasing durability and adding
strength and resilience. The leaves are translucent and naturally shaded in green and
brown, giving each leaf a unique tint. The
material’s translucency allows it to be used in
This handcrafted textile is made from peacock feathers. Rayon, peacock feathers, and
silk create a velvet-like material with a surface
pile of peacock feathers. The quills are gathered as castoffs from free-range wild peacocks, then the quill side-feathers are
hand-plucked, sorted, twisted, and knotted
to form a continuous thread that makes up
the surface pile of the fabric. The textile is
handwoven on a non-electric jacquard loom
in rural India, with approximately 12 inches
of fabric completed on an average day.
Coated highly stretchable retro-reflective
textile is composed of 80 percent nylon/poly-amide and 20 percent lycra. The reflective
side is highly visible in the dark and has a
black-silver color with a black knit backing.
The textile can be cut, stitched, and will not
fray. Customization options include laser
engraving, perforation, hot melt bonding,
embroidery, and several other finishing processes. The fabric is also machine-washable.
The textile is Class 1 rated Oeko-Tex Standard
100 for harmful substances.
This two-sided iridescent sheet is composed
of three laminated layers of film, making it
both translucent and reflective. The ability to
act as a reflective medium for color depends
on the type and angle of the light source.
Red, orange, magenta, and blue are some of
the color frequencies given.
This thermo-chromatic fabric achieves two
color changes depending on temperature. At
typical room temperature, the fabric is tan;
below 64F, the color is dark olive; and above
86F, the base color, in this case a bright green,
pops out. The color change effect will work
through temperature changes from sources
including body heat, ambient, and natural
day-night differences, seasonal or geographic
differences. Even rubbing the material with
a finger will cause it to change color.
Fluffy sheep’s wool knots built around an iron
frame allow the creation of any desired form
or shape. Flock is made entirely from New
Zealand wool and can be custom shaped. The
wool is a natural white/ecru color specific to
the breed of sheep.