Circular Clothing


Oct 29, 2019


Catalina Lotero
Asuka Muramatsu
Matthew Waldman

Master Students
Keio University Graduate school of Media Design.


    We aim to meet the challenges of our times by developing innovative products in which commercial success is integrated with, and promotes, social, ecological and cultural development. We want to achieve this by exploring the application possibilities of biomaterials.

    BACKGROUND – It is estimated that today, 1 in every eight people still have no access to electric energy, a problem that has a big impact rural areas in developing countries, that is why “Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy” is the UN’s 7th sustainable development goal and one of the biggest global environmental and health challenges today.

    Most common attempts for renewable and sustainable energy sources are facing unexpected environmental challenges considering the growing need for energy. They affect wildlife, plant population and people’s lives and perception of landscapes in a negative way.

    The worldwide material consumption increased by 254% between 2015 & 2017


    PROGRESS OF GOAL 12 IN 2019 – Worldwide material consumption has expanded rapidly, as has material footprint per capita, seriously jeopardizing the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 12 and the Goals more broadly. Urgent action is needed to ensure that current material needs do not lead to the overextraction of resources or to the degradation of environmental resources, and should include policies that improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and mainstream sustainability practices across all sectors of the economy.

    Source: Report of the Secretary-General, Special edition: progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.



    Our fourth material trial was a test we designed ourseleves. Since mycelyum has become so popular we wanted to test if a fungi like Koji could have similar properties and maybe become a material itself.   Because it's so easy to find in Japan, finding a material...

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    Agar bioplastic

    For our third .    Tools Cooker/stove/hotplate, Teaspoon, Measuring Cup, Cooking pot, Scale, Thermometer, Stirring spoon, Flat surface Method Step one Mix all of the ingredients together in a pot in the amounts above, and stir until agar and glycerol dissolve in...

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    Kombucha Fabric

    Kombucha Fabric  Our second test of material was Kombucha fabric. STEP ONE – Boil the water, the let cool to below 30° celcius.  Add the tea and sugar, and infuse for 5 min.  Do not use hot tea in the preparation (above 35 ° C), as it can kill the bacterial...

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    Ochre ‘leather’

    Our first test of material is Red Ochre   Tools Cooker/stove/hotplate, Measuring Cup, Cooking pot, Scale, Stirring spoon, Flat surface,

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