IIT - Italian Institute of Technology - Marta Fadda
Marta Fadda, a FISHSkin researcher from IIT, shared her research ‘Natural based coating for water resistant fish leather’* at the Materials Science and Engineering Congress MSE 2022 in Germany.
Marta showed a bio-based sustainable and waterproof coating for the fish leather, avoiding the usage of petroleum-based materials, and highly respecting the circular economy concept and practicum.
The measurement of the dynamic contact angle revealed excellent water resistance, without changing the leather’s natural breathability and flexibility.
Yes, fish skin is not naturally waterproof, or as we call it - The fish skin paradox.
*Research by Marta Fadda, Arkadiusz Zych, Riccardo Carzino, Athanassia Athanassiou, Giovanni Perotto.
Shenkar college - Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon;
University of the Arts London - Elisa Palomino Perez, Ana Cordoba Crespo
The paper "Making fish skin garments: developing digital tools for the fashion industry based on Ainu Indigious People's tradition", written by FISHSkin researchers Elisa Palomino Perez, Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon and Ana Cordoba Crespo, was presented at the 2021 Responsible Fashion Series - Breaking the Mould conference at the University of Antwerp.
The research takes inspiration from traditional Ainu practices and explores the use of advanced digital tools to help integrate fish skins in contemporary fashion. The various digital tools are used to help ensure zero-waste designs, and enable the integration of different irregular unique shapes into one garment design.
Parallel to presenting the use of the digital tools, the researchers presented a replica of an Ainu fish skin robe, combining traditional Japanese Katazome Indigo dyes.
Robe assembly: Vanna Bellini. Katasome art: Takayuki Ishii.
Participants: Kyoto Seika University - Mitsuhiro Kokita and Yuji Yonehara University of Arts London - Elisa Palomino
On November 18th, our Japanese partner Kyoto Seika University took part in the annual Science Agora symposium, presenting the FISHSkin project in the view of the mutual benefits of EU-Japan collaboration in research and innovation. Invited by the EU delegation to Japan, Yuji Yonehara and Mitsuhiro Kokita of KSU together with FISHSkin researcher Elisa Palomino of University of the Arts London presented FISHSkin to the local Japanese audience in the Horizon 2020 session.