Prime Scraps: Three Stories of Sustainable DesignAuthor Susan Brown –

Scraps Presents Approaches To Confronting The High Human And Environmental Costs Of The Textile Industry Arthur Friedman Women S Wear Daily Online Call It Schrodinger S Scrap Liberated From The Bolt, A Snip Of Fabric Hovers Momentarily In A Quantum Flux, At Once Waste And Resource, Trash And Treasure Showcasing The Work Of Three Three Designers Who Place Sustainability At The Heart Of Their Practice Luisa Cevese, Founder Of Riedizioni In Milan Christina Kim, Founder Of Dosa In Los Angeles And Reiko Sudo, Managing Director At Nuno In Tokyo And One Of The Architects Behind Clothing And Homewares Brand Muji S Recent Foray Into Reclaimed Wool Jasmin Malik Chua EcouterreThe Textile And Fashion Industries Globally 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 In To Low Quality Fibres Used For Industrial Applications Scraps, Timed To Publish Concurrently With 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 Inspired By The Long Tradition Of Using Handcraft To Give New Life To Scraps And Cast Offs, Each Of The Three Featured Designers Christina Kim, Reiko Sudo And Luisa Cevese Takes An Entirely Different Approach To Contending With Textile Waste, But All Make Recycling An Integral Part Of Their Design Practice The Delicate Beauty Of The Fabrics Featured In Scraps Ensure A Seductive Visual Experience Throughout The Pages Framing The Exploration Of Sustainable Design Practices Using Materials And Resources Efficiently, Providing Meaningful Labour, Sustaining Local Craft Traditions And Exploring New Technologies As Integral To The Recycling Process