DESIGNING FOR HUMANS & AVATARS
• Our physical products are zero waste disposables with a limited lifespan. They are designed to die.
• You get an experience, not a permanent product.
• This means they are used only once or twice before disposed in the food compost.
• Some garments are fragile and need to be handled with care when in use. See mechanical limits and details for each product before purchase.
• The garments offers biofunctions such as thermoregulating functions, skin treating functions, aromatic functions and potential to offer medicines and nutrition through the skin.
We develop garments in a compostable material with short lifespan, but we also develop skins for avatars to use in games and other virtual platforms.
The garments are designed in a 3D environment and then 3D printed, covered with a foamed emulsion of bioplastic and cellulose fibers in an automated process.
The material is compostable and with a limited lifespan making it possible to consume the garments without environmental guilt.
This paves the way for an experience based clothing experience in the borderland between physical and virtual. An experience that follow the path of other access economy services such as Spotify, Netflix, Steam and Uber.
There is also a huge potential for customized garments since the process is automated and based on CAD files.
We focus on 5 different transparency factors:
How compostable is the product?
How long does it live?
• BIOGAS POTENTIAL
This actually answers the question:
How much does the garment contribute to a renewable energy industry?
We strive for zero waste products, which means that the products must add value to the rest of the eco system and not become waste.
Producing energy from biogas digestion is climate neutral and - interestingly - also in need of compostable raw material.
So why not marry the two seemingly different ecosystems of energy recovery and clothing consumption?
What does the garment contain?
How do dispose of it once it is dead?
Some of our garments have a 3D printed mesh made out of PLA.
Even though PLA is biodegradable (it is made out of starch), it is not optimal for the biogas digestion process.
Therefore we offer a recycle voucher for these garments with means that a percentage of the price goes into a voucher that is valid for reimbursement when purchasing a new Streamateria product.
All our products offers various bio functions, thanks to their organic origin and that they are not made to last. For example, a main component in the garment is glycerol which has the ability to absorb water and sweat, thus creating a cooling feeling.
The garments offers bio functions such as:
• thermoregulating functions
• skin treating functions
• aromatic functions
• potential to offer medicines and nutrition through the skin
A RUNNING RACE WHERE EVERY RUNNER GET A SINGLET WITH THERMO REGULATING QUALITIES.
THANKS TO BIOCOMPONENTS IN THE TEXTILE THAT ABSORBS THE SWEAT, THE SINGLET COOLS THE RUNNER BUT ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME.
ONCE SATURATED, THE SINGLET BREAKS DOWN SO THE RUNNERS BETTER GET TO THE FINISH LINE IN TIME OR THEY WILL BE NAKED.
IN A ZERO WASTE SOCIETY, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER.
The garments are designed in virtual space and then exported as CAD files to small automation units where they are constructed out of a 3D printed PLA mesh-structure. This mesh is then coated with a bioplastic, creating a textile-like garment. The bioplastic contains of alcohol, fat and residual streams from the food industry.
A totally compostable and fluid supplement for the 3D printed PLA scaffolding is under evaluation. This would fit perfect into the biogas residues since it increases the biogas potential.
The dying process is based on compostable colors such as coal pigment and carmine red (red carmine lice from leafs).
Much like a leaf is created - with its vein-like structure deciding the shape and a membrane tissue to complete it,
All our physical garments are made on demand, customized for you and your avatar.
The garments are available on this website and in our app Streamateria , currently available on App Store for iOS