Final collection, 2017.
Material based on banana peels. During this project Lotte examined how she could transform banana peels into a useful material for a shoe collection. The created material feels a bit rubbery and turned out in material that can be sewn. Even the heel is made of crushed banana tree fiber. She is still working on a proces that will turn this peels into a more water resistant and durable material.
The prototype is finished. But Lotte is still looking for new ways to ensure that the shoe does not perish. Banana Peels perish perhaps slowly, but in contact with rain, they still perish very quickly. So she continues to develop and research this nice material, to be able to produce a sustainable shoe collection in the future.
© Lotte de Boer