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Hana Mitsui Uses Japanese Weaving Techniques to Recreate Fabric From Waste

“I innovated the way to utilize the waste materials and created original yarns out of waste,”

By Jasmin Malik Chua - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com
Photo ©  Hana Mitsui

Photo © Hana Mitsui

One man’s trash is Hana Mitsui’s treasure. The Royal College of Art student has developed a process to transform deadstock fabrics into luxurious new garments. Mitsui, who received the “Visionary Process” award at the 2014 SustainRCA Show & Awards earlier this month, based her technique on the art of sakiori, a type of rag-weaving popular in Edo-era Japan. “One of the most important aspect of my theme is to recreate fabrics and to add value to the waste,” Mitsui writes on her website. “There are a huge amount of waste materials from fashion industry every season.”

Photo ©  Hana Mitsui

Photo © Hana Mitsui

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