Hexella Petit

In Lahore, Pakistan, Hirra Babar repurposes leather waste, a byproduct of the meat industry, for modern, geometric accessories for her fashion brand, Warp. From it comes the Hexella Petit, the smaller version of their signature bag. The Hexella is a result of traditional leather craftsmanship and new technical precision. Featuring silver foil that’s hot-stamped onto goat leather, the bag’s textured, bold design is an assertion …

The Consistency Project’s Bright, Sustainable Vision for American Workwear

Textiles made from pant hems and other innovations in this NYC-based studio

Based in Chinatown, New York, The Consistency Project acts as both a design studio and a call to action. Founded by Hawaii-born Natasha Halesworth, the multi-disciplinary project invokes a sustainable and exuberant design ethos that not only puts a colorful, bold spin on American workwear, but it also scrutinizes our relationship to clothing and the climate. The studio—which uniquely reworks deadstock clothing into vibrant patchworks …

A Sneaker That Grows Edible Plants

From New York-based independent material designer Stella Harry Lee, the Mircogreen Shoe is a prototype sneaker that sprouts edible plants from its bacterial-grown synthetic material. The project consists of crocheted shoe uppers, which have successfully grown radishes and lettuce seeds through everyday use and exposure. While compelling and vibrant, the sneakers also conjure a dystopian future, where climate change has decimated factories and resources and …