April 06, 2019

Waste No More: the project that gives new uses to clothes that we do not want

In Waste No More they are pioneers in seeing the new possibilities of the clothes that we throw away.

Between 16 and 20 collections a year, mid seasson sales, discounts, discounts … an endless loop that makes consumers understand fashion as a throwaway system. Faced with this frenetic buying rhythm was born in 2009 Waste No More a project that seeks to give a life, or two …to all those items that we no longer use.

In 2009, EILEEN FISHER started a take-back program-part of a circular system designed to preserve the value of our clothes at every stage, in any condition. We’ve collected over 1.3 million garments since then, designating pieces that are beyond repair as raw material for Waste No More, an experimental design studio based in Irvington, NY. Led by Creative Director Sigi Ahl, the studio transforms damaged clothes into one-of-a-kind artworks, pillows, wall hangings and accessories using a custom felting technique that requires no water or dyes. It’s an ambitious experiment, rooted in a deep appreciation for the value of renewable materials-one that takes an artisanal approach to craft and technology.