Mapping the Textile
The aesthetics of East London are a key element of London. Also because they are dumping and recycling points of clothes and fabrics, they become to transshipping places, contributing to the texture of the city.
This project is not about recycling like old clothes are sold as new ones in vintage shops but to transform any fabric from clothes to curtains into building elements. That means that the elements can be composed together like bricks build houses. London can provide for a lot of material being a fashion metro-pole where mass consumption exists everyday. Using fabrics from every kind of source for my project, waste produced from the fashion industry is converted into something new through textile recycling.
Focusing on the idea of the layers a city consists of, these textile bricks out of recycled fabrics would work as building elements for interior use. An illustrated sequence explained the steps from the inspiration to the development of the bricks. The fabrics are cut into stripes enable a better volume and a certain softness of the textile element. It is a product once it is layered together for a use. The sourcing and the mapping of a historical feeling transmitted through the recycled materials leads to use old unwanted curtains of a house for the birth of a new object. The modular elements are in shape of bricks and can map different shapes through diverse assemblage to produce new products.