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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Corroded Steel Becomes Textile


We don't know the artist's name but we saw this image along with some others - all cross-stitching into old car parts - on Martine Bos's blog.


Musing over this, Kate Fletcher's words come to mind:

“Eliminating waste is a core concept of ecosystem inspired design

approaches like permaculture and industrial ecology where everything is

recycled and all waste from one component becomes ‘food’ for another.


Here what appears to be waste is actually exchange.


Exchange is a liberating idea; it helps emphasize collaboration,

interconnectedness, cycles and forward planning and offers opportunity for

checks, balances and feedback…cyclical economies and zero waste..”



Kate Fletcher, Sustainable Fashion and Textiles - Design Journeys.