Shortlisted for sustainable design of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, Biogarmentry by Roya Aghighi questions what if clothes were alive and photosynthesised?
Biogarmentry is a trans-disciplinary collaboration between fields of synthetic biology, material science and design where living organisms become an essential part of the design process. In order to tackle the complex issue of the fashion industry, the project found a special condition in clothing that users will connect to a living textile capable of photosynthesis, with cellular respiration that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen. Biogarmentry implements a deeper and more holistic idea of change, creating a new material, while focusing on a transformation of our values and collective behaviours around our consumption oriented habits.
Designer: Roya Aghighi