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Afterlife / Funeral/death clothing

Afterlife
Afterlife

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

What if our last breath could be one of giving back? The answer to this question is Afterlife: a new wearable material that is completely biodegradable. It is created from waste products of the food industry, for example, orange juice and spinach, and is infused with flower seeds. As we pass on, the earth can still use our body to generate more life. By covering our body with the Afterlife clothing, which includes seeds, we turn an end into a beginning, creating a greater purpose after death. Shifting the definition of a cemetery into something less grim, for example, a forest or park, where the ones we loved, and their offspring, can walk, play and enjoy.

 I am greatly honored and excited to be chosen to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020! Thank you, iF World Design Guide, for giving upcoming designers a platform to show their work.
Winner Statement
University

Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Fashion & Textile Technologies
Utrecht, Netherlands

Chardé Brouwer,
AMFI