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SCRAPS: FASHION, TEXTILES AND CREATIVE REUSE. Susan Brown. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 116 pp. (8 foldout) with 145 ills. (130 col.). 20 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781942303176 In English.
Due date: November 2016. Publisher's description: 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, quality inspection and unsold goods -- generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for industrial applications. Scraps, published for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's exhibition of the same name, presents three designers' alternative approaches to the shockingly high human and 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 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 castoffs, each takes 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.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814121
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