Woven Grass Mules
Foraged grasses, natural dyes, Tencel, corn husk, cotton, metal, and wood
Woven, dyed, and constructed on a wooden sole by hand
Created within the theme of biodegradable footwear, the uppers of these shoes are made from grasses dyed with plant and insect material. The insoles are made of corn husks, with it all constructed on top of existing wood soles. The uppers are biodegradable within 6-9 months once discarded.
Cotton Fluff Sandals
Cotton waste, Tencel, corn husk, natural dyes
Woven, dyed and constructed on wooden soles by hand
Second pair of the biodegradable collection, these shoes are constructed from weaving cotton waste and Tencel. The cotton waste, a byproduct of the apparel industry, is kept in its raw form and naturally dyed.
Woven Mycelium Mules
Tencel, Navajo wool, mycelium mushroom structure, and hemp core fiber.
Woven upper and grown mycelium sole
Knit Mycelium Mules
Silk, cotton, mycelium root structure, and hemp core fiber.
Hand knit upper and grown mycelium sole
As an extension of my material research, this sole was molded to replicate a wooden sole often used in mule and clog footwear. The knit upper allows for stretch during movement.