SHELTER: A Solution for the Anthropocene
QWSTION presents Bananatex®
Over the past 4 years we have developed and produced Bananatex®, a waterproof and durable material made from sustainably grown banana plant fibers. It’s a project that is about doing instead of proposing. This new (r)evolutionary textile is fully biodegradable and has the potential to replace the technical plastic materials dominating the market for outdoor applications today.
With our "Shelter" at the Alcova space during Milan Design Week, we showcased the potential of this new material which was conceived as an open source project, with the goal of encouraging other brands to use it. With Bananatex®, we offer a concrete, plastic free answer for our current geological age, in which human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment.