Waste to wear: Design context

Did you know that in the UK we throw away an amazing ONE MILLION tonnes of textiles each year?

So what are the alternatives?

  • You could recycle old textiles by taking them to a recycling bank.
  • You could reuse textiles by giving them to a friend or taking them to a charity shop.

Or you could try turning the old, unwanted textiles into something new and exciting!

Use this activity to help you design and make a good quality textiles product from some throwaway textiles (anything from old curtains to garments) that you have collected from home or bought from a charity shop.