In a Drought-Stricken Future, Sugar-Embedded Products Might Save Us

In a Drought-Stricken Future, Sugar-Embedded Products Might Save Us

Designer Jaime Tai explores the possibility of using trehalose, a sugar that protects from dehydration, in clothing and skincare

Vandana Nagaraj
  • 4 september 2015

Designer Jaime Tai is exploring how sugar-based products might enable us to survive in a world with less water. Tai’s speculative design project, Trehalose Artefacts, conceptualizes a range of clothing and skincare using trehalose, a naturally occurring sugar that protects cells from dehydration in extreme environments.

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