ABOUT

An image  blog devoted to high-end inspirational knitwear images, trends & construction, filtered through the lens of a knitwear designer/ FIT professor & social media curator.

As a designer, educator and bio materials researcher, I am committed to research and innovation in new materials technology; exploring sustainable alternatives in textiles for the fashion industry. See our latest BioYarn & BioMaterial developments at algikni.com &  instagram.com/algiknit

Asta Skocir
Contact me at: knitgrandeur@gmail.com


ALGIKNIT

AlgiKnit is a biomaterials research group based in New York. We develop wearable textiles from readily abundant biopolymers.

We aim to operate in a closed loop product lifecycle, utilizing materials with a significantly lower environmental footprint than conventional textiles, bringing sustainable bio-based textile alternatives to the footwear and apparel industries.

APPEARANCES 

2017
MAGIC LAS VEGAS 2017, Presenter/Exhibitor
Fashion Snoops SQUARE ONE, “Sourcing @ Magic”

THE MUSEUM at FIT, Force of Nature, Exhibitor
fitnyc.edu/museum/force-of-nature

SYNBIOBETA 2017 Conference, Presenter
synbiobeta.com 2017

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHASING GENIUS AWARD, Winner, “Sustainable Planet” Catagory
nationalgeographic.com/2017-chasing-genius-ideas-winners

2017 FUTURE TEXTILE AWARDS, Finalist, “Best Process – Sustainable Textiles”
futuretextilesawards.com/finalists 2017

SUNY RF 2016 ANNUAL REPORT, page 42
RFSuny.org & RF News

PRESS


2016

BIOFABRICATE 2016 Conference, Presenter & Exhibitor
biofabricate.co/biofabricate-2016

BIODESIGN CHALLENGE 2016, Presenter & First National Overall Winner
biodesignchallenge.org/FIT-2016