Fruit Fibre Haberdashery and Beads

Hoyan Ip Saturday, 1 June 2019

Did you know that almost half of fruit and vegetables produced are wasted due to poor consumer habits and retail standards? Fuelled by a desire to make use of food waste, and to combat the waste in the fashion industry, Bio-Trimmings is an exciting sustainable design company manufacturing jewellery and trims from fruit waste. In this Technical Tutorial, learn how discarded food can be transformed to create fashion trims and accessories, be inspired by some truly elegant designs for applying the fibres and hear how Bio-Trimmings is continually innovating to find more sustainable manufacturing.

Hoyan Ip is a fashion designer and the founder of Bio-Trimmings, an innovative design company that makes beautiful statement pieces showcasing the endless possibilities of materials that are typically discarded. Bio-Trimmings works closely with food scientists to develop materials made from fruit offcuts, which are used to create Hoyan's stunning hand-crafted jewellery collections, as well as sustainable adornments, such as buttons and beads, that encourage the designers of tomorrow to produce handmade, slow fashion.


In this video you'll learn:

  • Working with innovative materials to counteract waste in the fashion and food industries
  • The kinds of trims you can produce with food extract
  • The amazing potential of fruit offcuts and their qualities
  • Bio-Trimmings's collaborations with fashion designers

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