ECO TEXTILES: Hana Mitsui uses Japanese weaving to recreate fabric from waste.

27. Oktober 2018 | Material | via Inhabitat.com

In contrast with the warm, durable workwear of her forebears, however, Mitsui’s creations are unmistakably high fashion. (Inhabitat.com)

One man’s trash is Hana Mitsui’s treasure, Jasmin Malik Chua writs in her article on Inhabitat.com. 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.”