Meeting with Sandy Heffernan
Sandy works here in the creative collage of arts in the textile department and has experience with bio materials and sustainable products.
When speaking with here she gave me some resources on a shoe company in Portugal called Zouri. They work with grinding up ocean plastics and using then in the foam sole of their sandals. They also use natural leather and adhesives in their sandals.
She showed me some student work which i found very interesting, it was good to see these students being able to make these natural materials from coffee grinds and wool being mixed with gelatine.
She gave me the names of some other staff members to speak with such as Hannah Clement from textiles and also Wendy in the Fab lab.
She spoke about the testings they can do on fabrics such as the ‘standard of performance’ where you can test durability and also a dehumidifier.