Kuraray and NABA design school working together for an eco-fashion design project

In 2018 Kuraray was welcomed to the NABA university to work together with the fashion design students on an eco-fashion design project.

The students were divided into five groups and had the task to design handbags, shoes, accessories and outfits matching the theme “New Skins”. The task of the students was drawing the product sketches. They also researched and selected the fabrics from the Clarino™/ amaretta™ range that they wanted to use for the finished collection.

Afterwards, prototypes were produced with our Clarino™ fabrics according to the drawn sketches.

The full collection was unveiled at the "Milano Design Week 2018" event and during the "Final Show 2018", which was organized by the NABA university. The finished collection showed the potential and versatility of our Clarino™ amaretta™ and Clarino™ Crust products.

What is NABA?
NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) is the largest private art academy in Italy. It was founded in 1980 and is now an internationally renowned art and design academy.

At the two locations in Milan and Rome, the university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English. The degree programs are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).


About Kuraray
Established in 1991, Kuraray Europe GmbH is based in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2016 the company generated annual sales of over EUR 600 million. It has 760 employees in Germany at its sites in Hattersheim, Frankfurt and Troisdorf. Kuraray is a global speciality chemicals company and one of the largest suppliers of industrial polymers and synthetic microfibres for many sectors of industry. Examples are KURARAY POVAL™, Mowital®, Trosifol® and CLEARFIL™. Kuraray Europe also has about 100 employees at six other European sites. They are also working on the development and application of innovative high-performance materials for a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, paper, glass and packaging industries, as well as for architects and dentists.

Kuraray Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is based in Tokyo, Japan, and has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and sales of over EUR 4 billion.