49 minutes | Mar 23rd 2018

042 – Fiona Anastas and Elodie Ternaux of Hyloh – Material Specialists

Design, manufacturing and business from a materials perspective…

Fiona Anastas and Elodie Ternaux, Co-Founders of Hyloh (a global collective who approach design, manufacturing and business from a materials perspective and consult, create and educate) join Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes in the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:
  • The Hyloh website and why there is not much info there, screaming by whispering
  • Looking at products and seeing the materials, how Anastas and Ternaux have eyes that do not look at things the same way as others
  • Why the Hyloh team has the background to understand materials in an elevated manner
  • Doing practical activities helps people to understand materials — they bring that process and thinking to the work
  • Not everyone will know everything about materials, so a technical vernacular doesn’t work
  • The “value prop” of Hyloh, being all designers, less serious, like a sharing economy of knowledge and ecosystems
  • Why plastics can be an awesome material
  • The opportunity for startups to start with material and innovate instead of starting with a product and finding differentiation with materials
  • Understanding processes of integrating materials into garments is helping people think about materials more these days
  • Series of lectures called “After Tomorrow” – answering the question starting with several scenarios of what tomorrow could bring, many outcomes, and how sustainability a key question
  • Connected devices are giving garments more functions they can do, the possibilities of humans becoming immortal, living on Mars
  • Considering materials in space exploration, finding new materials, and 3D printing in space
  • Several polymers can offer qualities of degradability, even compostable, and materials such as a slice of a mushroom, rabbit fur
  • Touching velvet, and growing up sewing in Australia
  • Challenging materials, and why every material is a challenge to replace

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