Three colour pairings are used to distinguish the three consequences of climate change. These include cool toned
Blankets are patchworked with data that is collected with help from KNMI (The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). Woven in two different forms, flat or double knitted, they present a collage of ‘four carbon emission scenario predictions by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’. The double knitted blanket on the other hand, combining two layers of fabric to create an embossed effect, highlights the varying intensities of Global Warming depending on communal effort.
Even the socks and scarves, though small in canvas, still manage to provided adequate real estate for data printing. Each fine line staggering upwards from the heel of the sock or the border of the scarf reveals the predicted rise and rise in sea levels. The intensity acts like a scaled ruler — for the four bold lines represent the rise in increments of 7, 12, 17 and 22 centimetres within the next four decades respectively. Likewise with the scarf, rather than measuring the levels, it measures temperature rise in the next century.
Making data wearable and fashionable in the most endearing way, Raw Color’s Temperature Textiles readily acts as a conversation opener. Instead of overwhelming the audience at once, they invite passersby with arresting colours and subtle patterns. Which, might I add, presents an excellent conversation starter should anyone ever compliment on what you’re wearing.
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