Recycled or reused textiles

Combining recycled or reused textiles in your designs helps to reduce the amount of materials going to landfill
Tejo Reims of Droog Design designed this legendary "rag chair" made of textiles belted together

(Source: Design Navigator, 2004) 

Groovy! Student Theresa Richard of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, combined recycled metal zippers from garments in the 1960s create the detail for this halter dress. There is a functional zipper down the center back. For more examples of exciting fashion ideas -  Click here

TRAID is a charity committed to combating the effects of world poverty by encouraging recycling at home. Funds raised in the UK through the collection and sale of second-hand clothing contributes to the protection of the environment in the UK and funds sustainable development in some of the poorest regions of the world. To find out more visit: