Image features: a length of woven textile with an off-white ground and scattered overlapping rectangles of different color and weave combinations in pastel shades. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Darning Sampler
Maharam’s collaborations with artists and designers over the years have produced some extraordinary textiles and wallcoverings, and according to Mary Murphy, senior vice president of design at Maharam, one of their favorite partnerships has been with Scholten & Baijings. Their love of process, sophisticated color sense, and familiarity with the making of textiles creates a...
“Closing the Cycle”: Sustainable Fashion with Eileen Fisher and Patagonia
In this video, Eileen Fisher and Patagonia’s Nellie Cohen discuss how their organizations have innovated the reuse of textiles in the production process and transformed “closed cycle” design into a profitable business model.
Make Do and Mend: The Art of Repair
Environmental and ethical reasons to extend the life of old clothing.
Courtesy of Sri Threads
Boro and Other Japanese Recycled Wonders
Textile expert Stephen Szczepanek, owner of the textile gallery Sri, shares his knowledge about the remarkable recycling practices that were deeply embedded in Japanese folk culture.
Small square sampler with nine squares of pattern darning in dark red, blue, yellow, and green, centered with an embroidered crown and the inscription A.H.L. Anno 1723, on tan linen fabric.
Darning Sampler
When we talk about sustainability, why don't we talk about mending?
Threesome Rescue Wheelchair User
Alvaro, Ray and Tony from Cooper-Hewitt’s Facilities team We help teachers learn how to teach design by engaging them in the design process through active observation, discussion, strategies for visual communication, and critique. Yesterday our education team was hosting a professional development teacher training program with the New York City Department of Education. One of...
Rope Pumps
The show was conceived to begin a conversation and provoke discussion about the broad range of ways various organizations and individuals are addressing the underpinnings of poverty through design innovations. The selected objects tell a story and are windows into the numerous ways these groups are providing direct solutions. This blog will allow the discussion...