Further – textile rebirth catalyst is the M.A. project in Sustainability in Fashion realized during the years 2014/2015 at Esmod Berlin by Alice Beyer Schuch, with guidance from Mr Rolf Heimann – director of Hessnatur Foundation.
The project approaches a new possibility: the chemical recycle of old cotton textiles (or even other cellulosic materials as paper…) into high quality regenerated fibres*.
It also applies the design for Circularity, beside other design strategies. Here, garments are 100% recyclable, including textiles and closures, and the natural colour from the process is maintained, reducing production processes as dyes and bleaches, also reducing water, energy and chemical needs.
The garments are planned to feed the process of chemical recycle constantly.
* with the support of Aalto University – Finland. ** Photo by Giuseppe Triscari.
The capsule collection developed was presented in different events as circular fashion alternative for the current structure, at:
- CINM Fashion Business International Congress, in Porto/Portugal, October 2015
- Welthungerhilfe panel at Esmod Berlin/Germany, November 2015
- The Exhibition Fast Fashion – the dark side of fashion, from MK&G Hamburg/Germany, exhibited in Dresden from Dezember 2015 until July 2016
- Greenshowroom fair and Salon Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin/Germany, January 2016
- Janadriyah Festival, in Saudi Arabia, March 2016
- 1st Global Sustainable Fashion Week, in Budapest/Hungary, April 2016
- The Circular Textile Challenge, during OSCEdays, in Berlin/Germany, June 2016
- Manila Fashion Festival, with the Exhibition Fast Fashion – the dark side of fashion, in Manila/Philippines, offered by Goethe-Institute Philippinen in October 2016
- VI Sustainable Fashion Journey, at Museo del Traje de Madrid/Spain, May 2017
**From Salon Show Berlin, 2016
Further – textile rebirth catalyst has also been shown in many sustainable fashion platforms – from relevant Brazilian pages as Stylo Urbano and Razões para Acreditar, through Spain and Germany at Slow Fashion Next , La Razón, Textile Network Magazine and The Purpose of It, to Japan at Fragments Mag.