Rachel Morley

The Circular Collective

The Circular Collective showcases a selection of products that highlight the manufacturing capabilities of Malai; a vegan alternative to leather. In doing this, it promotes a reduction of the pressure on agriculture, water pollution and the unethical working conditions resulting from the leather production.

Store’ is a glass vessel with Malai detailing, this product flaunts the mouldability of the material and the versatility of the shape it can hold.

Sit’ is a beech stool upholstered with Malai. It demonstrates the fabric’s strength and durability when used alongside traditional upholstering techniques.

See’ is a lighting product that showcases the materials translucent properties that can be achieved through controlling the materials thickness.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University