Tribute Brand has joined forces with Waste Yarn Project which produces 100% zero waste one-off knitwear using surplus yarns and a “system of chance”, to produce unique sweaters based on generative Chromie Squiggle code.
A digital script transforms the Chromie Squiggle source code to generate unique physical and digital wearables linked to individual Chromie Squiggles, with each item being uniquely tied to its owner but instantly recognizable as 1of1ofX to everyone.
The script takes a seed input, which is used to control a variety of different variables in each Chromie Squiggle, creating an on-chain token storing instructions for producing physical sweaters and virtual experience in form of digital skins. In the future, the tokens can be used as a blueprint for future production and editions.
The main variable that determines the look of the sweater is a Chromie Squiggle type (normal, bold, fuzzy, slinky, ribbed, pipe), the terms that are commonly used in knitwear to describe the yarn’s appearance or the knitting stitch. The Chromie Squiggle type, along with three other variables (color spread, steps between, and segments), controls the colors and their distribution across the knitted panels.
Due to available surplus yarns and blends used to ensure an always-soft hand feel and durability in the final physical product, the sweaters sometimes oddly match the actual Chromie Squiggles colors making the composition of each sweater different. This controlled randomness makes ODDS so beautiful and one-of-a-kind. Each ODD sweater is crafted by hand and takes approximately twelve hours from start to finish, passing through the hands of two to three artisans in the process.
The sweaters come with embedded Tribute Brand NFC chips that connect to the Tribute App. This connection serves as an authentication tool, providing care instructions, and the ability to change the digital appearance of the sweater via AR technology.
Chromie Squiggle owners can exclusively generate sweaters from their Chromie Squiggle, while the individuals who don’t own one will be able to generate a one-of-a-kind sweaters based on the Chromie Squiggle code.
*(All images in this folder are courtesy of Tribute Brand. All human looking models have been AI-generated based on the appearance of Tribute Brand’s co-founder Filip Vajda)