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Fashioning Personal Protection with Advanced Materials

The Volumetric Society is thrilled to welcome designer Johanna Bloomfield, whose Personal Protection gear (in collaboration with Adam Harvey) is currently gracing the windows of the New Museum as a counter surveillance pop up privacy shop -


With the growing popularity of the “Fashion Tech” market, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of garment and material technologies that offer protective and adaptive solutions.  Keeping in mind our current social and environmental conditions such as the rise of increasingly unstable weather patterns, increased surveillance as well as the rapidly growing commercial space industry, technical materials such as abrasion and flame resistant aramids, impact resistant polymers, or radiation protective metalized fibers will begin to move out of their predominant industrial market and make their way into the consumer apparel market. I will highlight examples of current and future advanced materials, their properties, and how they will relate to our future consumer.



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  • Ellen P.

    Johanna presented such an interesting and compelling romp through space age technology, design and fabrication

    September 16, 2013


    "I have two words for you, Predator Drone."
    -Barack Obama

    September 8, 2013

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