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FTL and Parsons School of Design competition
FTL and Parsons School of Design competition
FTL and Parsons School of Design competition

05.02FTL and Parsons School of Design competition

Future Tech Lab in partnership with The New Schools’ Parsons School of Design presented a unique collaboration that brings together fashion, innovation and sustainability and supports young design talents on a mission to disrupt the fashion industry with innovative and sustainable solutions. The next generation of the world’s most creative minds have been designing their versions of perfect products of the future, using innovative technologies and materials from FTL’s pipeline of companies.

The winners of the competition Gal Yakobovitch and Ben Peleg presented innovative and sustainable solutions to FTL Chief Executive Officer and Founder Miroslava Duma and FTL Chief Innovation Officer Dr Amanda Parkes. Gal Yakobovitch works with natural biomaterials derived from local food waste, aiming to create zero-waste products. Ben Peleg implements technologies into fashion to create more personalized and innovative design concepts. Together, designers formed Glass House - a conscious fashion initiative promoting a new ideology for fashion manufacturing that limits waste and high-volume consumption.

As the Glass House Collective, the two performed analysis of 5 participants, based on data originating in their smartphones – images, location and text messages, and social media channels. The resulting “lifestyle portraits”, depicting personal lifestyle attributes such as hours of work, favorite leisure activities and dominant color choices were used as inspiration for their design process. The garments were then created using zero-waste manufacturing methods, including rotational molding and yarn winding and biodegradable materials. The outcome was a collection of personalized clothing, celebrating sustainable fashion, the human experience and individualism.

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