COOKING NEW MATERIALS
“Cooking new materials” is an independently developed technique which aims to process bio-waste into a soft but yet robust leather-like material. The seemingly useless food wastes will reborn with a second life. Banana and orange peel or soy-milk are combined with a natural binding agent as the substrate. The resulting composite is fully biodegradable and can be easily reused after the re-cooking process. It is a 100% bio-degradable, zero waste natural product. Moreover, the bio-material provides similar toughness, durability and water resistance as normal leather material.
With access to various manufacturing options such as laser cutting, laser dyeing, laser printing, embroidery, weaving, knitting, 3D printing and modelling, the material is being exploited and displays great potential in various design and constructive perspectives. The material’s exemplary performance offers new design possibilities, as well as new commercial implementations.
On top of that, our focus is not only in practicability but also the aesthetics and nature of environment-friendly. Our material sets a new insights and outlooks for modern lifestyles，proper of those who want to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis in complete respect for the environment.
‘Cooking New Material’ offers a fundamental resolve to the current bio-waste treatment issues by utilizing the wastes as raw material, thus greatly ease the burden of waste management. And of course, our products can be easily disposed without inflicting any direct or collateral damage to the environment.
It is obvious that the real sustainable development of material and fashion industry cannot be easily defined by the application of eco-friendly material but more of a complete and viable ecosystem of material design, manufacturing, recycling and reuse. With our bio-material, we would like to introduce a new concept which is called ‘Material Conservation Law’. The reason why we name it after the famous ‘law of conservation of energy’ is because they share some similarities. Once the material is produced, it will enter a closed cycle of our ecosystem. We use the bio-material to produce fashion products which then goes into the hands of our customers. Later on, the product will be recycled by us when the customer wishes a new outlook and after the re-manufacturing process, the same material will be granted its brand-new life and ready to be applied with any new design.
With this concept in mind, we are able to deliver more and more designs and trends to the industry without worrying about any pollution problem or waste of material. The Material is conserved in our ecosystem and only time and design can define the real meaning behind every piece of our work.
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