MATERIA BRUTA

SUSTAINABLE COLLECTION OF FASHIONABLE GARMENTS USING KOMBUCHA AND BIOPLASTIC

The project

The Traditional Futures project’s collection Materia Bruta bridges the gap between traditional crafts and confront them with the new craftsmanship of bioproduction.
By the end of the year, Materia Bruta shall be the first commercially available capsule collection of the brand proposing modernised garments revolving around 3 main techniques: bacterial dyes, bacterial cellulose and algae based bioplastics.
Growing and manufacturing techniques are based on open-source knowledge developed at IAAC. The institute acts as material developer and perform knowledge transfer from Spain to France to support the autonomy of craftsman through self production capacity.

Surzhana Radnaeva (France)

SURZHANA RADNAEVA Buryat fashion designer and photographer based in Marseille who is passionate about working with biomaterials and reuse. Surzhana is specialised in women’s clothing and wearable accessories.  Her work revolves around connecting tradition with sustainable innovation. She graduated in Art History in Moscow, and in fashion design in Beijing where she worked as art director. Surzhana combines dance and fashion through artistic performances with different collectives. In 2018, she won ReShape 2018 on Wearable Technology.  

FAB LAB BCN (Spain)

Fab textile, part of the IAAC is a research laboratory that develops and implements new approaches to the creation, production and distribution of fashion elements, by using distributed manufacturing infrastructures and knowledge networks. They founded the textile-academy, a program that combines digital fabrication, synthetic biology and fashion and their objectives are to create new tools, explore materiality and cross-disciplinary approaches using computational design, biocouture, and robot-controlled manufacturing.