Ulloo 42

WASTE not, WANT less.

Lise Abraham

You have probably been reading in the press about the waste that the fashion industry is producing.

“The facts are brutal: textile production contributes more to climate change than shipping and aviation combined.” 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7498031/Dame-Vivienne-Westwood-says-cut-collections-half-forgo-jeans-new-denim.html

In the U.K., a million tons of clothing are sent to landfill every year! New online services such as https://www.girlmeetsdress.com and https://www.nothingnew2wear.com are springing up to fill a need for the latest designer rental revolution.

Designer Roland Mouret says, “Clothes hangers are the plastic straws of the fashion industry. ”So together with Netherlands based Arch & Hook https://archandhook.com/blue/, they have designed a clothes hanger named “Blue.”

Interior Designers are also coming up with ways to reduce waste.

https://medium.com/@ECONYL/5-principles-of-sustainable-interior-design-b390503a5176

@ulloo42.com we started with the idea of reusing existing furniture as a way of sustainably repurposing and up-cycling to give items a new life.

Our “rescue” chair before the makeover

Our “rescue” chair before the makeover

And the “after” re-imagined  Aqua Blue Velvet chair

And the “after” re-imagined Aqua Blue Velvet chair

In Suzanne’s workshop, nothing goes to waste; magazines are cut up and used for collage art, fabric scraps make tote bags and jewelry pouches. 

Jewelry pouches handmade by Suzanne using images taken from Suzanne Currie art and transposed onto material for Ulloo42.

Jewelry pouches handmade by Suzanne using images taken from Suzanne Currie art and transposed onto material for Ulloo42.

Have fun by wasting less and looking to what you already have. Be creative!.

We can all do our bit, however small it seems.

Thanks for reading.

Lise


















Suzanne Currie Collage Art commissioned by Morgan Stanley New York, made with magazine paper, paint and resin. See more collage artwork on our website www.ulloo42.com

Suzanne Currie Collage Art commissioned by Morgan Stanley New York, made with magazine paper, paint and resin. See more collage artwork on our website www.ulloo42.com