Farm-to-Label, 2017. Live plants (black mustard, yellow mustard, chia), fabric, laser cut wood, 3D printed plastic, 9 x 9 x 6 inches.
We propose that by developing intimate relationships between owner and clothing, we can create a compelling alternative to fast fashion. By cultivating clothing, we found that people become attached to their clothing, and by growing styles, we can accommodate changes in trends with biodegradable, eco-friendly patches. So, we designed a full kit, Farm-to-Label, that will help anybody grow their own clothing accessories.
The requirements of the process, including a one week growing time, encourage mindfulness. The smell and the sight of the sprouts invoke excitement, and some studies suggest smells of specific plants can encourage changes in heart rate, breathing, memory and stress levels (aromatherapy).
Chengcheng Huang, M.Arch (2018)
Carlo Liquido, M.S. Information and Management Systems (2017)
Shail Shah, M.Eng (2017)
Michael Singer, M.Eng (2017)