Design researcher, educator and consultancy

WASHED OUT - a report on Microplastic Fibres is a research project and -book that investigates our daily, mostly subconscious, behaviours and interactions with microplastic fibres from synthetich cloth.

The book is based on a three-month research study that explored the topic of laundry using different methodologies. With hands on experimentations, consumer analysis and self-conducted tests, this study aims to pose questions towards our everyday surroundings. It investigates the content of regular laundries, each items segregation of microfibers during wash and their environmental as well as bodily effect during use. The aim of this project is to identify and create awareness of the issue of microplastics in our daily surroundings and to get a glimpse of its circulating effects.      

What if captured microplastic fibers from laundry could be use in a design process? 

Collaboration

Material Design Lab
Købehavns Erhvervsakademi (DK)

A graph and overviewof plastic and microplastic influences.

Laundry analysis of synthetic content and microplastic segregation during wash.

 

 

We need to start question the materials we use, wear and interact with.
Is plastic needed in clothing?
What does synthetic fibers do to the environment?
And how does it impact the human body while being in use?

Microplastic fibres from on sweater

Design researcher, educator and consultancy

WASHED OUT - a report on Microplastic Fibres is a research project and -book that investigates our daily, mostly subconscious, behaviours and interactions with microplastic fibres from synthetich cloth.

The book is based on a three-month research study that explored the topic of laundry using different methodologies. With hands on experimentations, consumer analysis and self-conducted tests, this study aims to pose questions towards our everyday surroundings. It investigates the content of regular laundries, each items segregation of microfibers during wash and their environmental as well as bodily effect during use. The aim of this project is to identify and create awareness of the issue of microplastics in our daily surroundings and to get a glimpse of its circulating effects.      

WASHED OUT  

Design research, 2019

What if captured microplastic fibers from laundry could be

re-used? 

We need to start question the materials we use, wear and interact with.
Is plastic needed in clothing?
What does synthetic fibers do to the environment?
And how does it impact the human body while being in use?

Project management by

Projectleader Louise Permiin

 

Supervised by

Associate Professor Mette Marko & 

Anke Pasold

 

Collaboration

"It is interesting how strong the reused 'bioplastic-material' from microfibers are."

 

- Adjunct Lecturer Jon Emil Stenz

 

 


"It is really scary and interesting how to make the public aware of microplasticfibres release during laundrywash!"


- Employee from Plastic change