Post-consumer textile waste can become an inspiring starting point for new designs and products. It can also create unique opportunities for people to learn, create and work. Bron van Doen and Victoria Ledig start with the most common textile waste in Eindhoven: t-shirts and other cotton-based clothing.
T-Slagerij presents a collection of ropes and other products made from old t-shirts. The designers have also developed courses on how to make those products yourself, and on exploring different post-consumer textile waste streams in order to identify and create new materials and designs.
This project aims to inspire consumers as well as the textile industry to create quality materials and products from textile waste, using scalable techniques and designs that open up the possibility for a wide range of applications.
Victoria Ledig is a German multidisciplinary material designer based in between Eindhoven and Berlin. Her work crosses the fields of textile and fashion, sustainability and educational workshops as well as creative direction and object design, within commercial and cultural settings.