BespokeLab…

BespokeLab… is the research area of Liz Ciokajlo’s portfolio click reference. BespokeLab contains the research project which in turn informs the design approach and thinking for consultancy work. The ‘Lab’ projects are a place where early topics and issues can be explored, researched and developed pre industry. The projects are funded by various sources such…

WEARABLE FUTURES

Wearable Futures Just wanted to post a review highlighting some interesting thinking discussed during Wearable Futures. First thanks to Cassie, Amanda and all the other people involved with organising the event. So much work in this area is coming out of London, and it is therefore very important to have a voice of so many’s…

Cocolok shoes by Liz Ciokajlo

Coconut and latex text

Originally I wanted to make a combination of banana fibres and tussle and latex. But the laminating process would prove to be problematic and long in this time frame. So I stumbled upon a made sheet material called Cocolok. This is coconut fibres and latex. I found it on a blog called Hello Materials http://hellomaterialsblog.ddc.dk/2012/06/11/a-design-boost-for-natural-fibre-composites/…

Binders and Non-wovens

So the key to getting started was first to source and identify potential non-wovens and binders.  I really was in the dark… My first stop was to go to the peaceful shop Handweavers in the no so peaceful location Seven Sisters Road.  I collected a sampling of fibres both cellulose (plant based) and protein (animal). Selection…