Trip to Eileen Fisher Renew
Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Before we began using our reclaimed materials from Fabscrap, we inspected post-consumer garments which were donated by Eileen Fisher Renew, a garment take-back, and reuse program as part of their circular design process. Again, we experienced the sorting process and the time needed to examine and determine the appropriateness for reuse, or upcycling to create new items and uses. Hands-on interaction with the materials and discussions around the avoidance of waste from a design perspective are central to this community-based project. By this first-hand experience, the local community can see the impact of textile waste often hidden away.