COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM


  • COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM 2 East 91st Street New York, NY, 10128 United States

SCRAPS: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse

Christina Kim's Tikdi shawls for Dosa will be on view at the Cooper-Hewitt in SCRAPS: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse

Christina Kim's Tikdi shawls for Dosa will be on view at the Cooper-Hewitt in SCRAPS: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse

Featuring creative and alternative approaches to confronting textile industry waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse will present the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process. Highlighting contemporary design that embraces the tradition of handcraft to give new life to scraps and cast-offs, the exhibition showcases work by Luisa Cevese, founder of Milan-based design studio Riedizioni; Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles-based fashion brand Dosa; Reiko Sudo, co-founder of Tokyo textile design firm Nuno. Through more than forty works, the exhibition will explore key facets of sustainability, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.