Soft touch of industrial wasteCollection of handmade rugs, with fibres coloured using waste
Collection of handmade rugs, with fibres coloured using waste
There is an abundance of waste material available for experimentation at little to no cost. Recycling and upcycling waste from specific industries as a dyestuff, can challenge current pigment manufacturers and benefit the environment. This can also be adapted to the local market as generally, all drinking water companies have residues by filtering water, and the food, beverage, pharma and cosmetic industries have plant- based waste and by-products.
A collection of handmade rugs, with fibres colored using waste, such as
coal and iron from the drinking water supply companies and other organic wastes from the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
Objectives include recovering the value of currently ‘valueless’ waste in a functional, process-efficient and scalable way; creating high quality, durable rugs, as sustainable as possible at every stage of production;
challenging current industrial textile color mass manufacture.
Studio Agne (The Netherlands)
Agne is a material designer based in the Netherlands. She enjoys working with waste materials, transforming them into valuable products
and methods, seeking interaction between design, society, industry and environment.
Jonas Jakutis is based in Lithuania and is the director of the company ECOLINUM, which makes exclusive, hand made linen carpets. Its production methods are based on profound Lithuanian linen history and traditions…