Discarded textiles

Discarded textiles, such as surplus and rejected stock and production off-cuts, are still problematic by-products of clothing production, while designers are beginning to successfully investigate solutions for the utilisation of these potential waste materials.

Up-cycling pioneers Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci's 'Reclaim to Wear' project was originally conceived as a mechanism to use up fabrics from designer collections and they have now joined forces with Topshop to create an up-cycled capsule collection made entirely from surplus materials or production off-cuts.

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