25 Sep '15, 8pm

David de Rothschild's latest adventure: a nature-inspired clothing line

, the British environmentalist who once sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a boat made from recycled plastic bottles, is casting off for his next adventure: a new business, aptly known as The Lost Explorer , that traffics in “goods, apparel, and things you didn’t know you needed.” Located in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, the company plans to unveil its first collection, a wool-based line of outerwear inspired by pieces de Rothschild himself owns, in October. Form, according to de Rothschild, will follow function. For textile development, the banking scion turned to Schoeller Textil AG , a Swiss company that specializes in sustainable, biomimicry -inspired technologies such as water-repellant finishes that copy self-cleaning lotus leaves and windproof membranes that react like pinecones to changing temperatures. We spoke to de Rothschild to learn more about the pa...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/david-de-rothschild-schoeller-te...

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