Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse

Exhibition, Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA.

Luisa Cevese working on “Spreads Threads” mat © Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
Until April 16, 2017
Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, the exhibition presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan; Christina Kim, founder of dosa inc. in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo, managing director at NUNO in Tokyo.
Each designer’s practice involves innovative and sophisticated reuse of textile materials and resources, while engaging in preservation of local craft traditions. Through more than 40 works, key facets of sustainability are explored, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions, and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.