Dry Cleaning Rubbish for Textiles?
It’s a challenge for designers to get a break these days with the economy in such a downward spiral. Though some smart, savvy, eco-friendly, and determined to mind the the value of the dollar, have turned to sustainable design as inspiration.
Suzanne Tick and her husband Terry Mowers are exploring innovative ways in which materials from your local dry cleaners can be used to generate a type of modern textile. By using the plastic wrap and paper, the wire, and the cardboard from the dry cleaning packaging, they’ve come up with quite a modern pattern for their loom.
Tick is also launching another new line with Knoll Textiles this year, rightly titled State of Matter. The line includes two upholstery fabrics, a drapery, and a panel fabric. Today, Tick and Towers opened up their NYC live/work space to give us (and other industry creatives) a sneak peek at the new fabrics.
So think twice before you pitch those dry cleaning bags–it’s possibly plastic never looked so beautiful as art.
Photographs and post by Linden Hass