National Design Centre: Good Design Research - PALFCRAFT By NOST Sustainable Heritage Textiles Made From Pineapple Leaves

Event details

15 May - 10 Jun
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
PALFCRAFT is a Good Design Research project that meaningfully combines new and old, by  prototyping artisan-woven batik fabrics made from innovative pineapple leaf fibre yarns (PALF).  
Designed by NOST in collaboration with Nextevo, these first-to-market heritage textiles feature loom-woven and batik fabrics hand-crafted by artisans based in Indonesia. The batik motifs are originals designed by NOST, inspired by architectural landmarks in Singapore. 

Made from pineapple leaves, the capsule breathes new life into agricultural waste and presents an exciting sustainable alternative to the fashion and textile industry, while preserving heritage craft. 

This exhibition celebrates sustainability and heritage, and features PALFCRAFT fabrics in a capsule collection of resort apparel and furnishings. Find out more on NOST’s Instagram @shopnost. 

About Good Design Research

Launched in March 2020 in the middle of a pandemic year, Good Design Research (GDR) underscores the importance of how design backed by deep research can make a true difference by building deep domain knowledge and solving the challenges faced by societies and cities. This initiative empowers designers and design enterprises in Singapore to find their unique value proposition in designing for impact through research and experimentation, supported by a wide network of knowledge partners.

To find out more about GDR, please visit 

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