15 million discarded novelty t-shirts are imported to Ghana each month under the guise of recycling and philanthropy. This is actually just the waste trade, the West polluting less regulated, more vulnerable countries with unwanted overproduced stuff. Using a custom designed loom to facilitate a weaving method, developed in collaboration between the studio LikeMindedObjects and artist/designer Francesca Capone, it is possible to upcycle these t-shirts into 18” x 18” tiles. These woven tiles can be modularly utilized for numerous functions of daily living, including upholstery fabric, blankets, pillows, and wearable items. We are eager to empower creative individuals to utilize their own discarded t-shirts and that of their community to bring new function to textile waste. #tshirtwasteweaving 

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