“15% less” series is dedicated to crafting tailored garments while minimising waste at every step of the production journey. It explores fabric production techniques such as weaving and crochet to produce garment patterns instead of a rectangular piece of fabric.
“15% Less Mesh” is a component of the broader “15% Less” series, with a specific focus on the modification of textile production techniques.. These alterations have been made to ensure that the fabric meets the structural and strength criteria necessary for tailored garments, resulting in variable densities within the textile. This approach effectively addresses. concerns regarding the recyclability of tailored and structured clothing since the resulting garment remains a mono-material. Every garment in this collection is crafted from upcycled silk waste, sourced from small-scale weaving cooperatives in India.
Furthermore, by employing low-tech manufacturing techniques in a mindful manner, the project also aims to support and uplift grassroots communities by offering opportunities for skill development and employment.
This is an ongoing research project, For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.