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Saving the World Through Sewing

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The name of the project being developed is called “Saving the World Through Sewing”. My group is developing this project to inspire others to recycle and use their old items to create something new. In fashion, there is a lot of fabric waste. We wish to use fabric from old clothing items to either weave or sew fabric together to make a new fabric for recycled furniture. This project will encourage creative thinking by showing my fellow college students that is possible to save the world though recycling. Students will hopefully be careful about purchasing goods from companies who choose to waste fabric and other goods that can be harmful to the earth and the creatures who live upon it. They will hopefully recycle old things and turn them into something new.

“The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, in terms of carbon emissions, the amount of clothing already recycled each year is equivalent to taking one million cars off the road.

But Americans still throw away 13 million tons of textiles — about 85 percent of their clothes — each year, accounting for 9 percent of total non-recycled waste.” (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-stop-13-million-tons-of-clothing-from-getting-trashed-every-year)

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The project my group is developing is called “Saving the World Through Sewing”. The project may inspire others to recycle and use their old items to create something new. In fashion, there is a lot of fabric waste. We wish to use fabric from old clothing items to either weave or sew fabric together to make a new fabric for recycled furniture. This project will encourage creative thinking by showing our fellow college students that is possible to save the world though recycling. Students will hopefully be careful about purchasing goods from companies who choose to waste fabric and other goods that can be harmful to the earth and the creatures who live upon it. They will hopefully recycle old things and turn them into something new.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Niara JohnsonFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Merchandisinig

Mentor #1 Information

Associate Professor Noël Palomo-Lovinski

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Roundtable Moderator

Niara Johnson

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Furniture Design | Interior Architecture | Painting

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Saving the World Through Sewing

The name of the project being developed is called “Saving the World Through Sewing”. My group is developing this project to inspire others to recycle and use their old items to create something new. In fashion, there is a lot of fabric waste. We wish to use fabric from old clothing items to either weave or sew fabric together to make a new fabric for recycled furniture. This project will encourage creative thinking by showing my fellow college students that is possible to save the world though recycling. Students will hopefully be careful about purchasing goods from companies who choose to waste fabric and other goods that can be harmful to the earth and the creatures who live upon it. They will hopefully recycle old things and turn them into something new.

“The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, in terms of carbon emissions, the amount of clothing already recycled each year is equivalent to taking one million cars off the road.

But Americans still throw away 13 million tons of textiles — about 85 percent of their clothes — each year, accounting for 9 percent of total non-recycled waste.” (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-stop-13-million-tons-of-clothing-from-getting-trashed-every-year)