Neomateriali Nell'economica Circolare 2.0 (Print)

A Circular Design Manifesto
Six colour directions that liberate designers, brands & consumers from dated restrictions while supporting the circular economy

Elissa Brunato Combines Science and Art for Sustainable Fashion

Design Wanted
Guided by Nature’s Glittering Colors

Dutch Design Week
When Glitz & Glam Become Sustainable

Damn Magazine #77 (print)

Wardrobe Crisis
4 Amazing Vegan Leather Alternatives (and One Bonus!)

Interni Magazine (print)

Elissa Brunato makes bio-iridescent sequins from wood as an alternative to plastic

Next Nature
Elissa Brunato's bio iridescent sequin shimmers with nature

Design Indaba
Material Difference

Design Week
Designers share their resolutions: It’s a year for “direct action”

Dezeen's top 10 innovative materials of 2019

Creating Plastic-Free Party Dressing

Beasley Journal (print)

Hole & Corner (print)

Evening Standard
Sustainable Sequins

Disegno Daily
Podcast: Design and Research

Shift London
Sequins: a new age

Central Saint Martins
Designing Alternatives

Evening Standard (Print)
The Future of Fashion

Material District
Shimmering Sequins of Wood Cellulose

Bio Iridescent Sequin made from trees responds to growing demand for greener fashion

Visual Atelier8
Elissa Brunato Creates Bio Iridescent Sequin With A Waste-Free Process

Creative Review
Creating Sustainable Sequins

Fast Company
A greener (and sparklier) alternative is here

Document Journal
VHS tapes, vegetables, and sustainable glitter: Central Saint Martins’ green wave

The Sustainable Buyer
The Plant Based Bio Iridescent Sequin

Ellen McArthur Foundation
Circular Design Videos


A Galerie Handwerk Exhibition, 'Fashion and Nature'
Munich, DE
4 May - 12 June 2021

Romanian Design Week 2021, Rethinking Plastic
Bucharest, RO
4-13 June 2021

GEO:DESIGN Sand, The building Block of Modernity
Van Abbemuseum
Eindhoven, NL
17 October - 15 November 2020

Dutch Design Week
Online, NL
17-25 October 2020

9th Future Fabrics Expo,
Innovation Hub
The Sustainable Angle
London, UK
29-30 January 2020

Depictions Of Living - Art and Activism in time of climate crisis
Art Pavilion, UK
23-28 January 2020

Design Lab
Biofabricate Summit
London, UK
5 December 2019

Global Grad Show
Dubai Design Week
Dubai, AE
12-16 November 2019

United Matters Collective 2019
Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, NL
19-27 October 2019

Designing in Turbulent Times
LVMH + Maison/0, Lethaby Gallery
London, UK
14 September - 27 October 2019

Talking Textiles
New York Textile Month
Parsons School of Design + Lidewij Edelkoort
New York, US
September 2019

100% Design + Material Driven
London Design Festival
London, UK
14-22 September 2019

The Wood Awards
London Design Festival
London, UK
14-22 September 2019

Material Futures Degree Show
Central Saint Martins
London, UK
18-23 January 2019

Milan re-used: A selection of sustainable projects
Eindhoven, NL
1 May - 15 July 2019

Material Futures
BASE Ventura Futures
Milano, IT
9-14 April 2019

Future Factory
The Design Museum
London, UK
November 2018

Venice Food Design Week, 'Vanitas'
European Cultural Centre
Venice, IT
1-7 February 2018


Green Canvas Podcast
21 June 2021

Fashion Open Studio X Fashion Revolution Week, ‘Bio Design - The Natural + Synthetic Potential’
London, UK
12 April 2021

The Sustainable Products Talk(show): Glass
Dutch Design Week x New Material Award
Eindhoven, NL
25 October 2020

Dezeen x Dutch Design Week, It’s In Our Nature
Dutch Design Foundation
22 October 2020

Design Indaba Conference
Cape Town, SA
27 February - 1 March 2020

Nature by Design
Making Futures Research Group, Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, UK
2020 March

‘How to Make’, With Zoe Laughlin
2020 April

Allbirds launch and product collaboration
London, UK
2020 March

Everyday Activism
The Design Museum
London, UK
2020 February

KQ LABS Sciences and Design
Crick + LVMH
London, UK
27 November 2019

Design Junction Talks Programme
London Design Festival
London, UK
20 September 2019

The Sustainable Ethical Human
The Immersive Kind collective
London, UK
4 September 2019

Bio Colour: An Introduction to Bio Colour
Open Cell
London, UK
18 July 2019

Material Ethics: Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World
The Design Museum
London, UK
8 June 2019

There and Back Again
Centre for Circular Design
London, UK
5 March 2019


AFFA 2021 Materials Innovation
Arts Foundation Fellowship Clothworkers’ Company
Finalist, 2020

Sustainable Design of the Year
(Bio Iridescent Sequin)
Shortlisted, 2020

Rising Star Award
Design Week
Winner, 2020

Green Concept Award
(Bio Iridescent Sequin)
Green Product Award
Shortlisted, 2020

Dezeen's top 10 innovative materials of 2019
(Bio Iridescent Sequin)

Student Designer
Wood Awards, UK
Winner, 2019

Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize
Talking Textiles, Li Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano
Finalist, 2019

TTJ Innovation Award, Innovative University Timber Research
(Bio Iridescent Sequin)
Winner, 2019

Creative Review Innovation Award
Winner, 2019

NOVA Award
Runners Up, 2019

The Mills Fabrica Techstyle Prize
The Mills, Hong Kong.
Winner, 2019

Green Trail Prize
Maison/0, CSM-LVMH Incubator of Sustainable Innovation
Winner, 2019

National Student of the Year Encouragement Award
The Textiles Institute, International Fibre Centre Australia
Winner, 2006