Blond and Bieber
Vollebak Algae T-Shirt
COLLABORATORS VOLLEBAK UK X STUDIO BLOND & BIEBER
PHOTOGRAPHY NICK TIDBALL / VOLLEBAK
VIDEO NICK TIDBALL / VOLLEBAK
MATERIALS MATERIAL INNOVATION "ALGAEMY“
You can think of algae as a space age material that just happens to be 1.5 billion years old. As the original source of all plant life on the planet it consumes carbon dioxide, produces up to 80% of the oxygen on Earth, and even holds the key to our survival on other planets. So having already put man-made supermaterials like graphene and carbon fibre into clothing, we wanted to start the journey of getting algae into clothing too. As the Plant and Algae T Shirt is made from nature it doesn’t end its life like any other piece of clothing either. When you’ve finished with the t shirt it biodegrades in the earth in 12 weeks and turns into worm food – you can either bury it in your garden or put it out with the compost.
Video © Nick Tidball / Vollebak UK
Vollebak X Studio Blond & Bieber: Plant and Algae T Shirt. Grown in forests and bioreactors, it’s part t shirt, part worm food.
Collaboration between Vollebak and Studio Blond & Bieber: The Plant and Algae T Shirt doesn’t start life like any other piece of clothing. It’s built from pulped eucalyptus and beech from sustainably managed forests and algae grown in bioreactors.