Where’s the octopus?

OK – this isn’t strictly about textiles, but it is Friday, so here’s a fascinating video from Science Friday.

In justification, there’s something very textiley (is that a word?) about the patterns, textures and colours of the octopus. And with all the advances in smart and interactive textiles, similar capabilities in fabric may not be far away.


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Flextiles uses shibori, ecoprinting and felting to create original, one-off upcycled pieces. Extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its environmental impact by 20-30%.

2 thoughts on “Where’s the octopus?”

  1. Fran – I’m wearing them now, only they’re camouflaged as my “normal” garments. 😉

    This could be a whole new twist on the Emperor’s new clothes!

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