03Tel Aviv, Israel

GAL YAKOBOVITCH, 28
Founder & Designer of Gal Yakobovitch

Gal Yakobovitch is a biomateriality studio that innovates, in collaboration with specific communities, zero-waste, sustainable solutions in fashion, primarily through upcyling and biodegradeable materials, such as food waste. 
March 01, 2021

Interview by Joanna Nishimoto
Cover design by Marina Yagi
Cover image by Tamir Faingold


“There is a lot of problem solving involved with producing from waste...and that is both time consuming and a little more difficult than producing from new materials. But that is also part of the excitement for me. I never just automatically work on something. It’s always a mental exercise.”  


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Images courtesy of Tamir Faingold
“re/dis/assemble” collection, in which discarded textiles from the streets of Tel Aviv were upcycled and dyed through a live dance performance



Images Courtesy of Bronwen Wickström
“CT DAIRY,” a collection that transformed leftover milk into a biodegradable, water-resistant rubber substance to coat the workwear of dairy farmers in Connecticut






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