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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse



Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Three Women, Three Continents, Three Companies That Put Recycling at the Heart of the Design Process

The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used, from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, to apparel construction and quality inspection, generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfill, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fiber used for industrial applications. Scraps will present three designers’ alternative approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile industry waste. Luisa Cevese (Riedizioni, Milan, Italy), Christina Kim (dosa, Los Angeles, USA), and Reiko Sudo (NUNO, Tokyo, Japan) all share a profound respect for scraps as repositories of raw materials, energy, labor, and creativity. Inspired by the long tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps and cast-offs, each takes an entirely different approach to contending with textile waste. But all three agree that there is much to be gained—aesthetically and financially, as well as environmentally and socially—by making recycling an integral part of their design practices.

The exhibition is organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and is curated by Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles, and Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles.
The Palm Springs presentation is organized by Brooke Hodge.

More information here

The Museum is the Free on the 2nd Sunday of every month and during the summer on Thursdays.


Date: Da Monday, October 01, 2018 a Monday, January 14, 2019

Organized by : Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles

Entrance : With fee


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