Polyfloss Factory

21st October 2012

I am a big fan of the Polyfloss Factory since first having seen it in Milan earlier this year so I was delighted to see it during Dutch Design week as part of the RCA collective mmxii in the new area Sectie C.

Often designers come up with a great design solution and are rewarded with a lot of press, but somehow never manage to move the design on, but not the case with this project. They have managed to spin the plastic waste (polypropelene) into an even softer and finer floss that allows them to knit with the material. With two different qualities - one more soft than the other it opens up an entirely new direction for them.

I also particularly loved their new yarn spinning machine which is in keeping with all the machines being designed and used all over Eindhoven by enterprising and thought provoking designer makers. A huge trend that is changing the face of crafting manufacture. Stylesight subscribers can see one of my latest articles about the rise of the machine here.

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