We’re proud to be hosting this workshop in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada.
In this workshop textile designer Stephanie Phillips shows how to create your own bioplastics.
Stephanie Phillips is a textile designer – but not of the usual type – she focuses on material sustainability and is a bit of a bioplastic fanatic. Prior to working on sustainability, she was a textile and surface designer in fashion and home decor – working for some of Canada’s biggest brands. Through this experience, she became aware of some of the massive ecological issues in regards to textile production, and decided to go and do something about it. She graduated with a Masters of Arts from Central Saint Martins College in London in Textile Futures, and focused on sustainable solutions for fashion and textiles.
Workshop Part 1: Presentation of bioplastics and other biomaterials; answering the question of what is a bioplastic, who are the major players in industrial practice as well as creative practices, what are the different types, and how do they differ from each other.
Workshop Part 2: Make bioplastics, and coatings using bioplastics with everyday ingredients – focusing on starch based biopolymers.