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Skitter Product Study

Natural water-repellent Coating for plant-based Textiles and Blends

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Photo: Valeria Azovskaya. Design: Matilda Tuure.

Become part of the Skitter product study. Skitter is a two-part, natural water-repellent system for plant-based textiles and blends. This new, sustainable biomaterial has successfully passed the proof-of-concept phase in the lab tests and is ready for testing in real-world scenarios. 


We are looking for interested costume departments in film, TV and stage productions. As part of the Skitter trial you can test the product and share your findings. Your experiences and recommendations will help to further develop Skitter to go-to-market maturity.

Skitter is developed by Dr. Nina Forsman at Aalto University in Finland and tested with industry in partnership with Urs Dierker of the Circular Costume Design project.


We believe protecting costumes from the elements should be safe for the maker and the environment. Skitter is a step towards circular practices in costume design.

If you are interested in participating, please write to us


Photo: Valeria Azovskaya. Design: Matilda Tuure.

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