3. Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse at Cooper Hewitt
Installation view of “Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse.” Photo by Matt Flynn © 2016 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, confronts the subject of textile waste in a current exhibit entitled Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse. With sustainability at the heart of the design process, the exhibit features the work of three designers, and more than forty works, exploring both the preservation of local craft traditions and new technologies, and the recycling process. The exhibit will take the viewer on a deep-dive into the very heart of the subject, from the environmental impact of textiles, and the industry, to where our unwanted clothes go, and how to reduce, reuse, recycle and minimize waste, offering design solutions.
Viewers can follow along and join in the conversation after leaving the exhibit with the blog series Scraps Stories, exploring sustainability in relation to this exhibit. Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will be on view through April, 2017. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is located at 2 East 91st Street, at Fifth Avenue