Gal Yakobovitch is an Israeli fashion maker working in NYC. Bridging the gap between new biomaterials and old manufacturing methods, doing so by creating Makemoretcollective.com which offers an open source knowledge exchange platform that encourages collaborations between biomaterial designers and traditional practitioners.
‘My graduate collection – Makemoret Collective – is a surfwear collection made from self-made biodegradable materials through techniques traditionally used in industrial surfboard and sails production. The manufacturing techniques were translated to a DIY practice and the biomaterials used for the collection were all natural locally-sourced materials that mimic the original toxic materials used in surfboard and sail production. Because I deeply believe in a transparent process of design all the materials and techniques were made available on Makemoretcollective.com in the form of tutorials and workshops for other makers to learn from and share.’
Designer: Gal Yakobovitch | Instagram @galyakobovitch | photo: Daniel Cavanough