Projects in 2021
Everything You Throw Away Has To Go Somewhere
The scale of the challenge to manage waste textiles and clothing in New Zealand, and indeed in every country on the planet, is immense.
I am working with businesses and organisations in Wellington New Zealand to source waste textiles and clothing for use in a series of immense baskets. Below is the current prototype basket using waste textiles from Wellington Curtain Bank
I am developing the Wardrobe Clinic that will be presented over two days at Sustainability Trust in Wellington later this year.
We will be addressing the barriers that prevent our clothes from being on high rotation in our wardrobes
do clothes fit
are they laundered sustainably
do they need mending or repair
how can items be restyled, updated or repurposed to make them desirable again
The skills that will be shared to maintain desirable and wearable clothes include design, cutting, piecing, sewing, creative visible mending and laundering.
I edited Recommendations to the New Zealand Government from the Clothing and Textile Industry by Bernadette Casey and Brian Johnston, Usefully, 2021