Mosskin

Spotted by Lesley Price
DESCRIPTION

Mosskin is designed to treat the physical and emotional wounds of female burn victims, particularly in the eastern Asian context. The textile is integrated with a living sphagnum moss, which holds water and minerals and helps keep the skin hydrated during the healing process. The hydration eases discomfort caused by itching and irritation from damaged sweat glands in hot weather. Acid attacks are a tragic reality in many countries and many of the victims are women and young girls. The living moss in the Mosskin enhances the value of the material because it is used to hide the damaged skin and scars. When dry, the material looks much like any other and it is only when it is wet that it reveals its unusual characteristics.