The design process of Recover and Regrow consists of the bio-fabrication of a series of material samples that, in the prototyping process, combines contemporary and vernacular methods such as hand tufting, felting, fermentation, dying, blending, and the experimentation of a bio-composite between short organic wool fibers from the spinning process and bacterial cellulose used as a scaffold in the hand-tufting technique.
The goal is to identify how to create fashion within the life system and take advantage of the resources we have at hand. The concept of regenerative design is not only understood as a way of designing but also as a cosmovision of life in which there is no concept of waste.
The fashion designer Micaela Clubourg aims to create fashion garments with the resources of the environment and nature around in a 0km supply chain where the whole process of creating a piece of clothing is done in one place, respecting its natural cycles and enhancing both the community and the regional economy.
She proposes to design from closed cycles, create with the resources found in the immediate context and respect the life cycles. By using organic materials free of toxic and wasted natural resources (Kombucha, discarded wool short fibers), she is currently working on how, at the time of final disposal of the products, the garments can be returned to the soil as compost to encourage further growth of biodiversity.