Spending some time at ShowUp the other month I discovered ‘Regen’ a collection of products, bags, hats and raincoats made out of a beautiful waterproof fabric developed by Wendy Andreu, a French student based in Eindhoven. The Graduation project is made without any sewing or cutting patterns, is double-sided with water-repellent latex on one side, and cotton rope on the other.
Regen products are made by coiling the rope around a laser cut steel mould and covering it in latex. Where the dark latex seeps between the light rope it creates shading and textural detail that make each item unique. Have a look at the video at the end of the post to see the process.