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Author Brown, Susan, 1965- author.

Title Scraps : fashion, textiles, and creative reuse / y Susan Brown and Matilda McQuaid ; foreword by Caroline Baumann.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, [2016]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.92 BRO    Available
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Description 135 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, September 23, 2016--April 16, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Caroline Baumann -- Introduction / Susan Brown and Matilda McQuaid -- Reconsidering materials. Introduction / Matilda McQuaid ; Lost and found / Reiko Sudo, NUNO (Tokyo, Japan) -- Reimagining industrial waste. Introduction / Susan Brown ; I love waste, working with waste ... / Luisa Cevese, Riedizioni (Milan, Italy) -- Reinvesting in handwork. Introduction / Susan Brown ; The life of jamdani / Christina Kim, dosa (Los Angeles, California, USA).
Summary 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. The delicate beauty of the fabrics featured here ensures a seductive visual experience, framing the exploration of sustainable design practices: using materials and resources efficiently, providing meaningful labor, sustaining local craft traditions and exploring new technologies as integral to the recycling process. Each copy of the book is bound in its own unique discarded Indian woodblock-printed textile with foil stamping.
Subject Kim, Christina, 1957- -- Exhibitions.
Sudo, Reiko, 1953- -- Exhibitions.
Cevese, Luisa -- Exhibitions.
Fashion design -- Environmental aspects -- Exhibitions.
Sustainable design -- Exhibitions.
Waste products -- Recycling -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Baumann, Caroline, writer of foreword.
McQuaid, Matilda, author.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, issuing body, host institution.
ISBN 9781942303176 (hardcover)
1942303173 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40026634507

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