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This article was written on 10 Apr 2012, and is filled under Workshops.

Workshop 14: Bioplastics

Join us on Saturday May 5, 1PM-5PM, for 4 hours of hands-on bioplastic fun. We will tackle how to make bioplastics out of everyday household ingredients, peeking into the world of making your own materials from scratch. We will delve into starch plastics and protein based plastics – experimenting with using moulds, coating materials and creating composites.

Workshop lead: Stephanie Phillips
Stephanie Phillips is a textile designer focusing 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.

Currently she splits her time between teaching, commercial design, design research and trend forecasting – attempting to find balance and insight into the world from as many angles as possible.

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