Waterfront: Green Jeans – Institute for Frontier Materials

Researchers from Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) are working on a process which could significantly reduce the environmental impact of water and energy consumption involved in denim production. IFM is a leading materials research institute in Australia with a team of over 250 researchers looking to lead and inspire innovations in materials science and engineering that result in transformational benefits to society. IFM’s circular denim project addresses the key issues in denim production, while creating new fashion effects for denim. Hear from Dr Nolene Byrne, senior research fellow, and member of the Circular Denim and the denim dyed denim project, and tour the IFM facilities and displays.

Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Green Jeans is co–presented by Deakin University, Institute for Frontier Materials. 

Photo: Dr Rangam Rajkhowa and Dr Rebecca Van Amber of Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials – creating ultrafine pigment from discarded denim, courtesy of Deakin University.

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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University – Building NA, Room 1.417 – Nicol Drive North (off Pigdons Road), Waurn Ponds, Geelong VIC 3216

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Access Requirements: Wheelchair access available, ages 18 years and above, fully enclosed footwear.

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