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Aly Tobin
Guest Contributor

Aly is a footwear and accessories designer with a particular interest in sustainable and ethical fashion. She graduated as valedictorian graduate from London College of Fashion with a specialised focus on disassembly and circularity within footwear design. Aly has experience working with both leathers and non-leathers and works closely with factories in Europe. Since graduating she has worked for Stella McCartney, Two Degrees, McQ Alexander McQueen and Ganni.

 

Materials Biomaterials in Fashion: When Science and Design Collide
Biomaterials in Fashion: When Science and Design Collide

With technological advances comes material innovation. Biomaterials can be found in multidisciplinary industries with different functions and uses.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

Materials Exploring Leather Grades and Leather Production
Exploring Leather Grades and Leather Production

Leather has been around since the beginning of mankind. Hunting animals and using their skins has been part of all cultures throughout human history due to its durability, accessibility, and variety of uses.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

Materials Vegan and Sustainable Leather Alternatives to Watch Out For
Vegan and Sustainable Leather Alternatives to Watch Out For

Companies and consumers are fast becoming more open to faux leather or lather alternatives with the rise of environmental and societal concerns, as well as animal welfare. We've rounded up the most promising leather alternatives in the market.

by Aly Tobin

3 min read

Materials An Introduction to Viscose and its Production
An Introduction to Viscose and its Production

Viscose is a regenerated cellulose fibre that is the earliest man-made semi-synthetic cellulosic fibre and was first commercially available in 1905. Viscose was first marketed as artificial silk that is cheaper and more durable and is currently the third most commonly used textile fibre globally.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

Materials Recycled Polyester: What is rPET Fabric?
Recycled Polyester: What is rPET Fabric?

The most common form of recycled polyester is known as rPET, which comes from discarded clear plastic bottles instead of raw petrochemicals. This article delves into the rPET process of how plastic bottles are turned into yarn that's increasingly used in the fashion world.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

Materials Material Companies Innovating with Waste
Material Companies Innovating with Waste

Material and innovation companies are rapidly launching and exploring solutions to innovate the possibilities with waste and investigate end-of-life options of different materials.

by Aly Tobin

4 min read

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