From Insects

8th January 2014

There are lots of projects and initiatives looking to insects at the moment, and the project from Marlene Huissoud showing as part of the work in progress show at Central St martins this week is exploring how insects waste could provide innovative future materials.

A second year on the Textile Futures course, Marlene comes from a family of bee keepers and was fascinated with the propolis - a natural biodegradable resin that the bees create.

Moving on from the idea of insects as future food, she sees insects more as co partners in the design process utilising their natural waste streams to create future materials and craft.

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