There’s been a transformational shift in the way we produce, associate and attire garments, which has major social and environmental costs for people and the planet.The traditional recycling practise of destroying a garment is inevitable in order to create something new. Recycling is described in the dictionary as ”recovery and reprocessing of waste materials for use in new products.”.
This project wants to explore how end-uses of garments can be unfolded and renewed in the process and final result.The following research areas are studies fostering new ways of thinking and working in the field of recyclingand garment re-construction.This work explores how one can use 2hand garments original pattern construction and garments signatures as guidelines for 3D garment creations.
The methods applied on 2hand garments investigate traditional usage, shape and howto create new form and silhouettes, while allowing a reconstructed garment to be reversed/transformed back to its original state.The aim is that the garments are to keep its original value, and thus making its sustainable potential higher. Significantly,the project discusses how our pre-existing visual perception of unwanted 2hand garments can be expanded, when they are reconstructed and recycled (unharmed).
Photos: Daniela Ferro