Clothes that change colour according the acid rain?

6 01 2013

New Year, new ideas! This might sound like a science fiction movie, but it is a real project, made by a real fashion designer. Dahea Sun, a Korean born, based in London has developed a type of fabric that indicates the level of pH contained in the rainwater.

The famous song “Purple Rain” is totally in line with this concept! The fabric is dyed with pigments called ‘anthocyanins’ usually found in some vegetables such as red cabbages, eggplants and blackberries. That’s why the collection has a beautiful palette of purple colours.

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The acid contained in the rain can be a threat to public health. She believes that fashion has a direct link with the environment and I totally agree with her. With her new collection she want to raise awareness and responsibility regarding global warming issues, but in a poetic and sophisticated way. The collection is lovely and I really like the shapes, colours and textures used by her.

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She also developed an app for smartphones which potential wearers can upload and record rain pH readings online to create a worldwide database of real-time environmental data.

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To know more about her project and how does it really works; I invite you to visit the websites below:

Sun Dahea  &   Rain Palette





Happy New Year!!!

1 01 2013

I wish you all a wonderful, environmentally friendly new year and hope that 2013 will be greener than 2012 😉

Happy Green Year!

Happy Green Year

 








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