PALFCRAFT is a Good Design Research project that meaningfully combines new and old, by prototyping artisan-woven batik fabrics made from innovative pineapple leaf fibre yarns (PALF).
Designed by NOST in collaboration with Nextevo, these first-to-market heritage textiles feature loom-woven and batik fabrics hand-crafted by artisans based in Indonesia. The batik motifs are originals designed by NOST, inspired by architectural landmarks in Singapore.
Made from pineapple leaves, the capsule breathes new life into agricultural waste and presents an exciting sustainable alternative to the fashion and textile industry, while preserving heritage craft.
This exhibition celebrates sustainability and heritage, and features PALFCRAFT fabrics in a capsule collection of resort apparel and furnishings. Find out more on NOST’s Instagram @shopnost. www.nostshop.com.
The showcase will be at National Design Centre:
15 May – 10 June: Pop-up Gallery, Level 1
15 May – 15 August: Level 3, outside Paperwork
About Good Design Research
Launched in March 2020 in the middle of a pandemic year, Good Design Research (GDR) underscores the importance of how design backed by deep research can make a true difference by building deep domain knowledge and solving the challenges faced by societies and cities. This initiative empowers designers and design enterprises in Singapore to find their unique value proposition in designing for impact through research and experimentation, supported by a wide network of knowledge partners.
To find out more about GDR, please click here.
NOST is an apparel and textiles label designed by architects and handcrafted by artisans. The Singapore-based brand led by Felicia Toh features architecture-inspired apparel that people feel at home in. NOST partners artisan families & vulnerable communities to create beauty sustainably, preserving heritage textile methods such as block-printing, batik-printing and weaving. Each NOST piece tells a story of Asian craftsmanship, from the artisans’ homes, to yours.
To find out more about NOST, please click here.