World 207

In World 207, people curate their wardrobe with old textiles and yarn waste in a style of textile sculptures. It can be huge metres of fabric mended through slow sustainable stitches or little scraps of fabrics patched together.

Instead of limiting oneself to the guidelines of patterns, let’s be free to explore clothing as a means of layering fabrics, folding them or tucking them. Yarn waste from bins no longer being labelled as “rubbish” but landing into one’s closet.

What if …

people start wearing textural sculptures?

Issue targeted:

textile waste: surplus of yarn waste and scrap fabrics


textile artists like Magdalena’s work exhibited at Tate Modern London

This World was contributed by Souporni Nath (located in India / Nottingham, UK) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions