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After Ancient Sunlight
by Charlotte McCurdy

Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

After Ancient Sunlight is a carbon-negative raincoat made of marine macroalgae biopolymers.

Fabricated from molecular components found in marine macroalgae, After Ancient Sunlight demonstrates the application of natural carbon-sequestration to the fashion industry.

The raincoat's material is composed of a flexible bio-composite with calibrated mechanical, optical, and hydrophobic properties.

Derived from zero-input macroalgae, processed with renewable energy, and readily compostable, this work points towards a decarbonised future where human society can flourish while having a beneficial impact on the composition of climate by forging a new relationship with the sun.


This project has been longlisted in the wearable design category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Charlotte McCurdy
Project: After Ancient Sunlight

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