Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The textile and fashion industries globally produce millions of tons of solid waste every year. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated or, at best, recycled in to low-quality fibres used for industrial applications. Scraps, published as a companion book to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's exhibition of the same name, presents three designers' alternative approaches to the environmental costs of textile industry waste.
Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles–based brand Dosa; Reiko Sudo, cofounder of Tokyo textile firm Nuno; and Luisa Cevese, founder of Milan-based accessories and home goods company Riedizioni, all take an entirely different approach to contending with textile waste, but all 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 practice.
Each copy of the book is bound in its own unique discarded Indian woodblock-printed textile with foil stamping.
- Author: Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt and Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt
- Hardcover: 116 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1942303176
- Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 16.5 cm