Alpaca Reflective Walking Coat

This knee-length flared jacket is made from alpaca wool fabric that was handwoven on a historical floor loom. Combining techniques of the past with technology of the future, the fabric is woven with thin strips of reflective material. Just like the material used in safety-vests or tennis shoes, these super thin strips of plastic are embedded with micro-beads of glass that reflect light so strongly they seem to light up like bulbs without needing any source of power.  This means that the coat really shines in low-light settings with a single bright light source, like walking down the street with car headlights, or under a camera-flash.

For in progress photos and more details, check out the blog post➚

Fiber: Alpaca wool, reflective strips
Technique: felting, sewing.

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