Eat-a-wearable: a design concept to inspire new futures for fashion

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Hyper-fashioned wearable foodstuffs for the ultimate conscious consumer. A concept by Ali Schachtschneider.

By Ali Schachtschneider / 15 Nov 2016

This is one of eight rapid prototypes for the future of fast fashion to come out of a rapid design sprint led by Forum for the Future and Elliott P. Montgomery of the Parsons School of Design. Enjoy the description below, but remember, it is a design concept, not an actual product. Find out more about the design process here.

Go beyond simply growing your wearables! The eat-a-wearable set allows you to eat your items too. Each set is a collection of bio-designable materials, objects and eatables. With the curated selection of algae, bacteria, and cells, you can compose your own wearable foodstuffs and eat them too.

Each microbial culture has been chosen for its unique ability to produce desirable and highly nutritious materials. Finely crafted vessels, micronutrients, and a uniquely designed toolset are included too, enabling you to grow your cultures into bio-designed edible objects.

The eat-a-wearable set requires ritualistic care, redefining your relationship with designed things and allowing you to continue the cycle for multiple years if properly nurtured. eat-a-wearable offers a truly guilt-free set of super-fast fashionable edible items for the ultimate conscious consumer. Yum.

See and hear more about these artifacts at our Future of Fast Fashion event on November 1st in New York City.

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