Fashion Designer Sylvia Heisel has created a compostable 3D Printed dress celebrating women in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) for the “Sustainable Thinking” exhibit at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. The dress is made up of over 300 names of current and historic women in STEAM fields and we proudly announce that our CEO and Founder Lisa Lang is one of the names.
To develop the dress, each name was rendered and printed in 3D using compostable bioplastic through a method creating zero waste. The names were then fused together to form the fabric of the dress. The main purpose of this art piece made of sustainable material is to serve as a tribute to women working in STEAM, while igniting conversations on the role of women in these fields.
“While there are increasing numbers of women embarking on careers in STEAM (including inventors, mathematicians, scientists, artists using technology and others), the achievements of women in these fields are not always widely known or celebrated. The Names Dress is a tribute to women, known and unknown, historic and contemporary, in these interconnected and evolving fields. The Dress is also an exploration of the use of sustainable materials and techniques in creating innovative textiles and garments,” says Heisel.
The Names Dress is a creation of Heisel partnered with Morphi, Ultimaker and WillowFlex. The dress will be on display at the Ferragamo Museum’s “Sustainable Thinking” exhibition until March 8, 2020, in Florence, Italy.
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