Textile waste one of the biggest issues of our time therefore in this project I collaborated with the Danish company MP Denmark in a pilot project making waste valuable again, through creative and design thinking. MP Denmark has been designing high quality socks and tights for 82 years and therefore lacks no know-how in the handicraft sector. The challenge is related to the UN sustainability goals where exporation, research, prototyping and design thinking are the key activities. The primary goal is transformation of the present linear supply chain to a circular one, where production textile waste is seen as a resource integrated in the supply chain in the near future. The concept evolved has the name Waste Socks with a potential of transforming waste into recycled new yarn incorpotated in new designs of high quality and keeping the value within the company itself. Collaboration company: MP Denmark, Lifestyle & Design Cluster
R U G S O N A C I R C U L A R T R I P 2019
leftover wool yarns, leftover recycled nylon, second hand jeans, hemp, old bicycle tubes In the EU 1,6 million ton carpet waste arise each year and less than 3% is recycled. According to a recent report from the Changing Markets Foundation they envision a future, more precisely the year 2025, where carpets are being separately collected, reused and recycled. The rug collection is called Taxidia, which means ‘journey’ in Greek and was notably inspired by selected individuals’ best travel moments seen through a photograph. Photos are the best way to "record" a moment and I had a desire to find my inspiration for the two collections through the memories and perspectives of several invividuals when exploring the world. Through this method I felt that I could design carpets that already contained a personal story and could possibly relate to other individuals when purchasing them. Using thorougly the Cradle2Cradle concept the selected mono-materials for each rug design are recyclable together. One of my priorities through my master's project was to use as few as possible new raw materials, therefore it was obvious to use surplus yarns from the Danish carpet industry discharged during the production process. The rugs’ journey in the circular economy continues when the used rugs are returned and resold as second-hand. Finally, they’re taken apart and used in weaving of new rugs or converted into materials that become a resource serving a different purpose; in this way waste is minimized through the whole supply chain. Collaboration company: Rug Solid Materials sponsors: Dansk Wilton, Egetæpper & Trasborg
2018 غنى , زخرفة, مشرق
100% wool, three backed weft, satin, kipper
With an Arabic titel given to this project meaning Richness, ornaments and brightness, the inspirational source is to be found in the rich decorations within Islamic Architecture, in countries such as Morocco, Pakistan and Turkey. The concept behind the project is mix & match of various collections for upholstery, cushions and rugs. The figurative, ornamental and the structural element are visualized through different weaving techniques and bindings. All samples are weaved with 100% wool with bright, dynamic and mainly light toned yarns.
C O L O R A M A C O M P E T I T I O N 2018
moodboard, trend moodboards, digital knit collection
The inspiration for the knitwear collection is the mediterranean island of Cyprus and its archeological mosaics. Key words in the design process is transmission of knowledge within handcraft; ancient, long lasting and preciousness. Based on transparency and "behind the scenes" the concept aims to raise awareness for the end users on the preciousness of owing a knitwear. The 3 sustainable trends are: 1# DESTRUCTION Inspired by man made nature destruction and the Wabisabi mindset "Nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect" 2# PERSONAL DNA Going against the global "uniform" created by the fashion industry encouraging people to embrace their individuality and tell their story. 3# TRANSMISSION From generation to generation the value of handcraft is transmissed and knowledge from the past and our heritage is accomplished, giving value to the hands behind each garment.
M E L L O N '2045' 2018
3D print, textile waste, bioplastic, kombucha, lasercut, leather, tulle
A project applying some of the unusual materials and techniques for clothing of the near future. Key words for Mellon are 3D printing, upcycling and textile waste and inventing a new mainstream fashion. Using discarded textiles to create beautiful new fabrics or using kombucha, the ancient tea beverage, to create a dissimilar feeling to a non traditional textile with a playfulness. An applicated method is 3D printing on discarded textiles with the aim of an alternative printing method examining different filaments available now, such as PLA, Flex, beer, coffee filaments. In the near future biodegradable filaments also with a non-plastic tactility will be available.
Focusing on experimentation with unusual materials and methods, such as kombucha skin, beeswax and bacteria dyeing. The idea is to research the possibilities of working with materials used in new contexts and how they can be useful in textile design. Curiosity and necessity to explore unusual sources of materials, since some present materials will no longer be available in the future.
E C C O M E 2017
Leather samples, silk screen print
Leather by the company Ecco is used to experiment with silk screen printing as a textile method for a shoe collection. The printed elements on the various leather qualities emerged from drawings inspired by details in Danish architecture e.g. wooden beams of high structural importance. Printing on top of a layer several times creates an interesting visual effect enhanced by using a pallette of acromatic colours. Light and dark greys but also a vivid red-orange and a warm yellow-orange represent the atmosphere in the quarter of Nyhavn, Copenhagen. Collaboration company: ECCO
O R A S I 2017
digitally printed samples, cotton, linen
Creation of a textile collection using the Indian fashion house Manish Arora as a "muse". The inspiration source for the Spring & Summer '18 textile collection are my close-up photographs of a Tv screen. Manipulation and playing with these resulted in five different designs digitally printed on organic fabrics. The method used is digital printing meaning that very little excess colour is wasted.
fruit leather, veltet, analog silk screen print, wearable mp3 player, arduino
The titel behind the project,V.T.H.S.T.stands for the five human senses. "What do you remember from earlier experiences, smells and sounds that occured 10, 1 year or 2 days ago?" The ornaments of the textile represent the "luggage" of memories a person carries. A universe filled with illusions and feelings are enhanced by the sound of music through a wearable mp3 player. The fruit leather is a fusion of smells and a variery of taste with an unusual feel to it. The design made from the fruit leather is based on an untraditional technique; zero waste pattern cutting. The design process hereby reflects future textiles and wearable tech focusing on the stimulating effect of the five senses. The garments were exhibited in the Round Tower Copenhagen under the exhibition Fabrications.
F A R R A H F L O Y D 2015
FARRAH FLOYD studio is an anti-seasonal luxury brand for womens wear designed and produced in Berlin. As a design assistant I helped develop the new collection L.I.ELSEWHERE Spring/Summer '16. My tasks were to dig deep and find visual inspiration whilst creating moodboards and prototyping twalls and skeching. Investigation and sourcing of sustainable materials was another big part of my work with a framework of organic textiles, preferable produced in Europe or containing a % of recycled fibers. When working with the clever method of zero waste pattern cutting for the creation of patterns production cut-offs are almost down to 0%. The idea around this system is that every pattern piece is a rectangle of different dimensions, all fitting together in a grid like fashion across the entire width of the fabric so that no waste is leftover.
M E T A M O R F O S I S 2013
design process, mix media, photos
In geologi the term concerning Metamorpic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form". Under a microscope there are amazing colours and shapes to be seen. The design process commenced with an exploration of actual stones in the streets of Copenhagen. My photographs and analysis lead to creations of interesting fabrics digitally printed for interior design spaces.