The Compostable Clothing Project
We envision zero waste clothes that are 3D printed to order in compostable materials.
Our first prototypes debuted at Premiere Vision 2018 in New York and Paris.
Created from hand drawn illustrations that have been rendered in additive manufacturing design software. The dresses were 3D printed without any waste - only the actual dress parts were made - nothing was cut out and zero waste was created.
Made of WillowFlex, a unique elastomeric bioplastic made from compostable raw materials that have passed the U.S. (ASTM D6400) and E.U. (EN 13432) standards for compostability.
The E.U. compostability standard (EN 13432) states that the material can be recycled through the composting of organic solid waste and includes:
- A biodegradation level of at least 90% in less than 6 months.
- Disintegratable with test material greater >2 mm less than 10% of the original mass
- Absence of negative effects on the composting process
- Low levels of heavy metals and absence of negative effects through a plant growth test.
These certifications are based on industrial level composting – so the speed from a backyard compost pile will be different but it will yield the same end result, the material returning to the soil.