Tag: upcycling

Q&A with We Are Islanders

Q&A with We Are Islanders

The Irish artistic fashion house WE ARE ISLANDERS gave us the chance to ask some in-depth questions concerning their in-house practices. These are the answers I got back from designer Rosie O’Reilly. Enjoy the reading!   First of all, what defines an islander apart from being domiciled on […]

HELLEN VAN REES

HELLEN VAN REES

The Dutch designer Hellen van Rees became popular for her ‘Square’ collections, that are based on the idea of developing new textiles out of yarn leftovers of knitting factories – in the style of classic Chanel tweed twin suits.
The resulting vibrant material has a fascinating […]

TRASH MESH – Upcycling of plastic bags

TRASH MESH – Upcycling of plastic bags

Trash becomes mesh – ‘Trash Mesh’ is the title of a study project which Diana Martina Dorfmüller realized at the school of art Berlin-Weissensee in 2010. Hereby hancraft techniques like knitting and crochet revive and upgrade superfluous plastic bags after being cut into thin stripes. The newly shaped […]