Preview: Texas State Innovation Lab: ecoBOLT

What does it really mean to be eco-friendly? Texas State University student innovator and PhD student, Mariana Ocampo, is in the process of implementing a new way to dress in trendy, breathable apparel while also being friendly to our environment. Ocampo proposed a technology that is the future of fabric as we know it.

Utilizing no water and only two chemicals to produce innovative biodegradable, recyclable, water-repellent fabrics, the team’s product can be used to manufacture everyday apparel. Consumers can donate clothing items back to ecoBOLT to be reused and create new clothing items. Feel the fabric of the future

Over are the days when your torn up clothing items end up in the trash. With ecoBOLT technology, fabric can be reused plenty of times to recreate all different kinds of apparel. EcoBOLT fabric can not only be recycled, but can also decompose if ever thrown out. I was fortunate enough to meet with Ocampo herself to learn more about the future of fabric. Check out my interview with her below!

“ecoBOLT Fabrics Feel the Future”

*Background noise due to laboratory machines

Thank you Mariana for sharing your creation with me. Be sure to be on the lookout for ecoBOLT at SXSW Interactive!


When and Where:
Sunday, March 12
6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
W Hotel / 200 Lavaca St.

Find out more: Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception