Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:25 by Natasha Neale
“Everything you make returns to the Earth as food or poison.” With a manifesto that starts with that sentence, The Slow Factory definitely sets out with a strong sentiment. With a combination of science and design, The Slow Factory takes satellite images of space, as well as Earth’s big cities as seen from space and prints them onto luxurious silken scarves. This makes for a unique company, and an equally unique product. Founded on August 5, 2012—the day the Curiosity rover landed on Mars—their work is inspired by NASA’s open data images of the Earth and of space, taken by satellites and telescopes to create quintessential pieces. Slow Factory re-purposes and re-samples in order to create new meaning with remarkable results.