Design for Sustainability

Direct impact business models: Leo Carlton

We hear from Leo Carlton, a milliner at the forefront of digital design. Using virtual reality sculpting, body scanning and experimenting with biomaterials, Carlton is pushing the boundaries of millinery design whilst pioneering a made-to-order business model that uses technology to minimise impact.

Leo combines VR sculpture, 3D scanning and printing with a test-lab of biomaterials; an exploration into the convergence of the digital and physical realms with sustainable and renewable realities. Using 3D scans of a head, face or body, they lend themselves to a bespoke process where using technology and natural plant based materials produces a wearable and ecologically-friendly outcome. This process is inclusive of all bodies. 

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