Jasmine Nicholls Textiles students brought samples of Tencel, a wood pulp fibre, originally from Eucalyptus developed by Courtaulds in 1982, produced by Lensing. She is dealing with the idea of rudimentary design within my work. She has been hand spinning and experimenting with different sustainable fibres whilst trying to keep the sourcing as local as possible.Dr Farrer suggested proposing collaborations for design students with Lensing on the development of applications
Dr Farrer experimented with the use of Tencel in menswear in 1980s and found that shirts worn by models on the catwalk begin to solidify caused by absorption of sweat from the models bodies
Other plant fibres that can be used to produce textiles include soy bean, milk protein fibre and seaweed fibre.