Rag weaving by Hana Mitsui

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Hana Mitsui is a Royal College of Art student who recently received a visionary award at the SustainRCA Show & Awards. For her graduation project, Mitsui developed a technique based on the traditional Japanese art of rag weaving, sakiori which allowed her to transform dead stock fabrics in to luxurious garments. The process involves shredding the waste fabric into thin strips and weaving them against a fresh warp to create a brand new cloth. The yarns can also be used for industrial weaving loom and hand-weaving loom. Via Ecouterre

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Images via Hana Mitsui

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).