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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

The 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.
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Susan Brown joined Cooper Hewitt in 2001, where she is Associate Curator of Textiles. She has contributed to exhibitions and publications including Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Fashioning Felt, Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, Quicktakes: Rodarte, and David Adjaye Selects. She currently serves on the board of the Textile Society of America. Matilda McQuaid is Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She has organized numerous critically acclaimed architecture and design exhibitions including Tools: Extending Our Reach (2014), Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay (2011), Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance (2005), and Josef + Anni Albers: Designs for Living (2004). Formerly at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) for 15 years where she curated over 30 exhibitions, she is also an accomplished author and editor on art, architecture, and design, with many books, exhibition catalogues and articles to her credit.


Call it Schr�dinger'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 "Ecouterre " {Scraps] presents approaches to confronting the high human and environmental costs of the textile industry.--Arthur Friedman "Women's Wear Daily Online "

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