Although the use of starch in recycled materials is not new, previous attempts to apply it created materials that were weak and susceptible to tears. The new development from the Łódź University of Technology has overcome the problem for the first time in history.
Teaching himself by watching instruction videos on the internet in his kitchen after work, Kolowca soon found he had mastered the art of leather-making when his first bag was snapped up just 30 minutes after posting it online.
Alexandra Klimek came up with the winning design during lockdown. Now, despite having worked with some of the greats of the fashion world, she says she is keen to develop her own brand.
Dhruv Razdan thought he would have to spend a further fortnight abroad waiting for a new passport but thankfully a kind-hearted soul intervened.