COLOUR / STRATEGY / CIRCULAR ECONOMY / DESIGNING WITH WASTE
Designing concepts for working with coloured textile waste and a prototype colour collection for the Danish company Really (Kvadrat).
Really is collecting post-production textile waste and upcycling it into new materials. Their materials are challenging the way we think about waste and pushing the field of textile production towards circular economy.
I collaborated with Really on uncovering methods and strategies for colour sorting the textiles. The strategies are gathered in 5 concepts of sorting, mixing and producing the colours. I focused on aesthetic possibilities within the limitations of accessible volumes, sorting challenges and available technology. I developed a prototyping method to be able to work with the colour input/output in a small scale. I prototyped a colour collection to visualize the results of the 5 concepts. Each of the concepts build on to the next one in advancement and colour possibilities. They lead from a reachable present to a vision of future possibilities.
The prototype collection was used by Really as a reference for discussing and deciding on concepts to implement in the near-future. It also acted as inspiration for future directions and possibilities.