Plastic Mending,

2017

Inspired by Boro - Japanese textiles that are visibly mended and patched together - I started exploring different ways of repairing textiles. I stumbled upon the rest material from 3D printers, PLA, and was intrigued by the colors and odd shapes of the rest pieces. By pressing these pieces onto textiles, we can create strong reparations. The visual result of each reparation depends on both the damage of the fabric and the available pieces of PLA, creating an unique look every single time.

Plastic is often seen as a material for disposable products. However, because of its properties the material has a lot of potential for products with a longer aimed lifespan. This fits beautifully in the concept of Boro.

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