As a surface pattern and textile designer, I have a keen interest in textile structures, engineering, materials, and design. The theme within my research and practice explores different ways to upcycle post-consumer textile waste in order to create innovative products for interior spaces. My project has been influenced by the growing global awareness and interest in environmental issues and the role of textile production within this debate. Additionally, to highlight how textile waste can be upcycled and repurposed into functional and aesthetically pleasing interior products. A key aim of this research is to increase the lifecycle of discarded fabrics as well as to promote an awareness of mindful consumerism in the buyers of my products.
Keywords: sustainable, fabric, scrap, junk, upcycle, lampshade, wallpanel, acoustic, fabricwaste, recycle, reuse, repurpose