In a day when fast fashion is the norm, and so much of what we wear ends up in landfills, one designer has a fresh idea: biodegradable knit shoes for children that come with an expiration date. Shahar Asor created “Best Before” using biodegradable thread that can disassemble at a pre-defined time frame. Made on a double-bed knitting machine, the shoes consist of one knitted piece with different textures, which includes the soft upper part and the strong, flexible sole. The designer is a recent graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem; her material research project offers to reconcile the contradiction between long shelf life of a garment and the need to change our wardrobe. Photo: Noi Einav.