How to experience art while practicing social distancing. As museums and galleries worldwide shutter their doors until further notice amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many are responding bravely—and innovatively—by hosting online experiences.
Even we are in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic situation, you can still explore museums right from the comfort of your home. They are responding to the situation innovatively to avoid crowds and to halt the spread of the virus. – banglenda
Below, we’ve compiled a list of virtual exhibitions and viewing rooms to peruse as you stay off the streets and avoid crowds in an effort to cease the spread.
Art Basel Hong Kong—online viewing rooms What with the escalation of Covid-19 worldwide, Art Basel Hong Kong has been one of the worst hit within the art world—the major fair, which was due to open this week, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. How Biotech Is Changing The Way We Make Clothes. The fashion industry is seeing the beginnings of a biotechnological revolution where living organisms are being used to make clothing, resulting in improved and more sustainable materials.
Biotechnology will enable sustainable, environmentally benign global development to be achieved and the development of the bio-based economy. It can play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gases, the use of fossil fuels and raw materials, leading to cleaner and greener industries. This will be a future trend and would have a a great positive impact on the environment. – banglenda
Biotechnology already plays an important role in the textile industry.
Enzymes are used routinely to wash and bleach textiles, to give jeans a denim look or to prevent wool from shrinking. A new wave of technology could take this a step further. In a not-so-distant future, our clothes will be made and dyed by living microbes, ditching many of the chemical processes that make fashion one of the most polluting industries in the world. Many players around the world are already disrupting the fashion industry with biofabrication. Growing spider silk with bacteria Spider silk is known for being a strong, flexible and lightweight material, but it is not possible to farm spiders at an industrial scale. Elon Musk says his companies will make ventilators as coronavirus causes shortage.
Christian Siriano Calls on Fashion Designers to Make Hospital Masks. Fashion Designers Create Medical Supplies for Coronavirus Crisis. Many of the world’s fashion designers and brands have had to halt everyday operations due to the coronavirus pandemic — but now, several firms are reallocating resources to fight the virus’ spread.
As COVID-19 cases have sharply increased, affecting 1,033,478 people and causing 54,369 deaths globally as of April 3, so too has the need for essential resources, such as masks, hospital gowns and hand sanitizer. Fashion designers including Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell and Michael Costello are coming in to help fill that gap, mobilizing their teams to produce supplies needed by health-care workers and COVID-19 patients. Chinese father creates 'Death Stranding' suit to protect baby from coronavirus.
This dad in China created a 'baby pod' suit to protect his child from coronavirus. The special suit, inspired by the popular action game 'Death Stranding', is made of a cabin with a filter inside and a screen showing the air quality. A special entry with gloves allows the parents to reach the baby anytime. This is so interesting! Peolple are thinking some of the ways to protect themselves and their families which is very applicable in this situation and I think in the near future this is very relevant to survive. – banglenda
Coronavirus offers a blank page for a new beginning says Li Edelkoort. Canada Goose, Gap to make scrubs, patient gowns in battle against coronavirus. Retailers Canada Goose Holdings Inc and Gap Inc said they would begin production of medical gear for healthcare workers and patients to aid the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
It is amazing that everybody wants to help out. Many Designers, apparel companies pivot to help health-care industry fight COVID-19 by creating personal protective equipment. – banglenda
The Canadian company, known for its luxury parkas, said on Wednesday it would make scrubs and patient gowns, which are in short supply, and will begin distributing them to local hospitals free of cost next week.
The production will start in two of its plants in Toronto and Winnipeg, with about 50 employees per facility working with an initial goal of manufacturing 10,000 units. U.S. retailer Gap also announced similar plans late Tuesday and said it would pivot resources so that its factory partners can manufacture masks, gowns and scrubs for healthcare workers on the frontline of the outbreak. Cactus Vegan Leather. Maine's 'Quarantine Karaoke' Facebook group goes viral.
Inuit designers launch new line of parkas for Canada Goose. Canada Goose has launched a new collection of Inuit-made parkas.
Lisa Lang on Knitted Wearables and Reprogramming the Machines – FashNerd. Watch runway footage of Harikrishnan's inflatable menswear collection. Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropical coral reefs to tipping point of 'near-annual' bleaching. Rising ocean temperatures could have pushed the world’s tropical coral reefs over a tipping point where they are hit by bleaching on a “near-annual” basis, according to the head of a US government agency program that monitors the globe’s coral reefs.
Coral reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, largely due to unprecedented global warming and climate changes.Limiting global average temperature ,in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs globally. If the agreement is fully implemented, we will likely see a decrease in atmospheric carbon concentrations. This will improve conditions for the survival of reefs, and enable other measures to rescue reefs to be successful. – banglenda
Dr Mark Eakin, coordinator of Coral Reef Watch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told Guardian Australia there was a risk that mass bleaching seen along the length of the Great Barrier Reef in 2020 could mark the start of another global-scale bleaching event.
Tropical coral reefs tend to be at a higher risk of bleaching during times when the Pacific Ocean is in a phase known as El Niño. The latest bleaching on the reef has hit during this cycle’s neutral phase. “It’s Collapsing Violently”: Coronavirus Is Creating a Fast Fashion Nightmare. What happens a lot of the time, as you explain in your book, is that a big brand might have a contract with a factory, but that factory outsources some of the labor to a semi-legal factory or sweatshop, and the brand is totally unaware that their apparel is being made so unethically.
We saw that in the recent New York Times exposé on Fashion Nova, for example, where the brand said they had no idea their clothes were being made [in Los Angeles] by underpaid workers. I went to see those factories in LA with someone who said, ‘I come in here and I see Forever 21 [on a label],’ and then [the company will] say, ‘Well, we had no idea.’
It’s like, wait a minute. You lose track on the other side of the planet—I get that. You have your contractor, you trust your contractor, but he does things behind your back. Coronavirus Impact On Gen Z: The Start Of A Technological Revolution. The Fashion World, Upended by Coronavirus.