Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/420557011/

Scraps

Scraps are full of potential. They are the raw materials used to fulfill both practical and creative endeavors—a patch on a pair of jeans or the makings of a cherished quilt. Yet the industrial equivalent of household scraps—remnants from yarn, textile, and clothing production—clog landfills in the United States and around the world. The textile and apparel industries are among the most polluting in the world, second only to oil. How can we rethink the design and production process in order to recover waste materials before they impact the environment? Can textile waste become even higher value textile products? Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse focuses on three designers who use textile scraps as the creative impetus for their work: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedizioni in Milan, Italy, Christina Kim, founder of the Los Angeles-based fashion brand dosa, and Reiko Sudo, managing director of Japanese textile company NUNO. All three share a deep respect for the history and tradition of textile making, and a commitment to design’s environmental, social, and economic responsibilities. Cevese is attracted to the beautiful silk selvedges that are castoffs from industrial silk manufacturing and turns them into coveted fashion accessories. Kim’s deep respect for India’s handweavers inspired her to develop a design process for using up scraps over several fashion seasons. Sudo’s deep exploration of traditional silk production in Japan led to transforming silk waste into textiles with greater creative relevance. Each designer finds it both aesthetically and financially worthwhile to recycle while striving to sustain traditional textile practices and skills in a modern world.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18316871/

  • silk embroidery, linen foundation
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt
  • girls
  • education
  • school
  • instructional
  • darning
  • mending

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18345433/

  • silk embroidery, linen foundation
  • Gift of Mrs. Montgomery Hare
  • instruction
  • squares
  • girls
  • education
  • school
  • sewing
  • darning
  • mending

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18616537/

  • silk embroidery, cotton foundation
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer
  • instruction
  • girls
  • education
  • school
  • sewing
  • darning
  • mending

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68777061/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • cotton, acetate, acrylic, polyester, glass beads
  • Gift of Christina Kim and dosa, inc.
  • borders
  • patchwork
  • India
  • beadwork
  • eco-chic
  • recycle
  • appliqué

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556691/

  • cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven and brocaded
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • clothing
  • cloth
  • India
  • hand-woven
  • brocade
  • sari

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556695/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani saris, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • borders
  • India
  • hand-woven
  • women's fashion
  • sari

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556699/

  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani saris
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • reuse
  • upcycle
  • fallout
  • scraps
  • process

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556703/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced and embroidered
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • jewelry
  • spiritual protection
  • recycling
  • India
  • talisman
  • embroidery
  • pre-consumer waste
  • upcycling

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556709/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • silk and metallic foundation, appliquéd with tikdis dots of brocaded cotton jamdani scraps
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • circles
  • dots
  • shawl
  • recycling
  • patchwork
  • sustainability
  • waste
  • pre-consumer waste
  • upcycling

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556711/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse appliquéd, and embroidered, with glass beads and metal ribbon
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • recycling
  • patchwork
  • stained glass
  • inspiration

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556713/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • vinyl reproduction

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556715/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse-appliquéd, overdyed in ray, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • ruffles
  • women's fashion
  • sari

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556717/

  • lg model 32wl30ms-bl screen
  • weaving
  • India
  • process

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556719/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • India
  • sustainability
  • women's fashion
  • sari

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556721/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • borders
  • reuse
  • India
  • sustainability
  • women's fashion
  • sari

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556723/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • women's clothing
  • recycled
  • women's fashion
  • eco-chic
  • sustainable

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556727/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse-appliquéd, embroidered, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • women's clothing
  • hand-woven
  • women's fashion
  • eco-chic
  • upcycled

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556729/

  • Designed by Christina Kim
  • Manufactured by dosa, inc.
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse-appliquéd, embroidered, cut and sewn
  • Courtesy of dosa inc.
  • reuse
  • patchwork
  • women's fashion
  • eco-chic
  • sustainable

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556751/

  • silk
  • Courtesy of Mantero Seta Spa
  • silk
  • thread
  • waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556753/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • silk thread, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • multicolored
  • silk
  • recycling
  • sustainabilty
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556755/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Sironi
  • silk threads, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • multicolored
  • line
  • reuse
  • sustainability
  • women's fashion
  • upcycle
  • eco-chic
  • selvedges

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556757/

  • Manufactured by Mantero Seta
  • silk selvedges
  • Courtesy of Mantero Seta Spa
  • silk
  • selvedges
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556759/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • cut silk selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • multicolored
  • recycling
  • selvedges
  • pre-consumer waste
  • upcycling

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556763/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • silk threads, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • multicolored
  • reuse
  • sustainability
  • eco-chic
  • thread waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556765/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Hosoo Co., Ltd.
  • gilded washi paper
  • Courtesy of Hosoo Company Ltd.
  • metallic
  • gold
  • silver
  • recycling
  • washi paper
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556767/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • gilded washi paper, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • gold
  • dining
  • recycling
  • washi paper
  • placemat
  • home decor

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556769/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Hosoo Co., Ltd.
  • gilded washi paper, silk
  • Courtesy of Hosoo Company Ltd.
  • metallic
  • selvedges
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556771/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • gilded washi paper, silk, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • shaving
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556773/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • polyurethane embedded with offcuts of riedizioni products (mixed metallic fibers)
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • metallic
  • dining
  • recycling
  • fallout
  • scraps
  • home decor
  • table mat

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556775/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • polyurethane embedded with polyester and polyamide metallic threads
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • metallic
  • travel
  • women's accessories
  • selvedges
  • bag

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556777/

  • lg model 32wl30ms-bl screen

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556781/

  • Manufactured by Givitex
  • lurex
  • Courtesy of The Lurex Company Limited
  • metallic
  • recycling
  • pre-consumer waste
  • thread waste
  • textile industry

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556783/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • linen selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • durable
  • upcycle
  • eco-chic
  • pre-consumer waste
  • upcycling
  • waterproof

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556785/

  • Designed by Ann Sunwoo
  • vinyl reproduction

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556787/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • linen selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • women's accessories
  • eco-chic
  • pre-consumer waste
  • upcycled
  • traveling bag

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556789/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • scraps of second-hand saris (mixed fibers), polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • panel
  • colorful
  • durable
  • colourful
  • waterproof
  • closed-loop manufacturing
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556791/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • silk selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • reuse
  • durable
  • sustainability
  • women's fashion
  • eco-chic
  • waterproof
  • upcycled
  • traveling bag

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556793/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • linen selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • reuse
  • women's accessories
  • women's fashion
  • upcycle
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556799/

  • Manufactured by Sironi
  • linen
  • selvedges
  • pre-consumer waste
  • industrial waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556801/

  • Designed by Luisa Cevese
  • Manufactured by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • silk selvedges, polyurethane
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
  • multicolored
  • women's accessories
  • women's fashion
  • upcycle
  • eco-chic
  • handbag
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556807/

  • kibiso
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • recycling
  • silk waste
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556809/

  • wood, metal, paperboard, plastic
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • container
  • silk
  • process
  • textile industry

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556811/

  • hand-woven kibiso
  • Courtesy of Reiko Sudo and Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative
  • footwear
  • hand-woven
  • silk waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556813/

  • silk
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • process
  • silk waste
  • pre-consumer waste
  • industrial waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556817/

  • kibiso
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • silk waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556819/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • squares
  • sheer
  • reuse
  • upcycling

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556821/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 100% silk
  • Courtesy of Reiko Sudo and Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative
  • paper
  • patchwork
  • silk waste
  • pre-consumer waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556823/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • vinyl reproduction

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556825/

  • lg model 32wl30ms-bl screen

This object is currently on display in room 106 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556827/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • stripes
  • upcycling
  • sustainable
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556829/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • stripes
  • reuse
  • sustainabilty
  • silk waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556831/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 62% silk (raw silk and kibiso), 38% cotton
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • stripes
  • eco-chic
  • kibiso
  • double-weave
  • black-and-white

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556835/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • dobby loom woven 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • stripes
  • sustainability
  • eco-chic
  • kibiso

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556837/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • dobby-woven 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • sustainability
  • upcycle
  • kibiso
  • silk waste
  • raw silk
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556839/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • dobby loom woven 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso)
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • reuse
  • sustainability
  • upcycle
  • kibiso
  • silk waste
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556841/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • 100% silk (kibiso fabric scraps), machine-embroidered to a water-soluble mesh, mesh dissolved
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • reuse
  • sustainability
  • upcycle
  • scraps
  • pre-consumer waste
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556843/

  • Designed by Reiko Sudo
  • Manufactured by NUNO Corporation
  • jacquard float weave raw silk and kibiso, hand trimmed
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and Tsuruoka City
  • circles
  • dots
  • reuse
  • sustainability
  • eco-chic
  • silk waste
  • eco-friendly

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556845/

  • silk
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • sustainability
  • silk waste
  • pre-consumer waste
  • ogarami choshi
  • end waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556849/

  • silk
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • paper
  • pre-consumer waste
  • industrial waste

This object is currently on display in room 107 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556853/

  • silk, metal
  • Courtesy of Matsuoka Co. Ltd.
  • pre-consumer waste
  • industrial waste

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.

Scraps

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420556855/

  • kibiso
  • Courtesy of
  • industrial waste
  • pre-con

This object is currently on display in room 108 in Carnegie Mansion.