29 Jan '13, 4pm

Momo Wang's INCREDIBLE upcycled fashion from markets in China. Just wow.

Momo Wang's INCREDIBLE upcycled fashion from markets in China. Just wow.

Momo Wang’s Third-Hand UpCycle Collection is a brilliantly colorful example of what can be achieved with reusing found materials in fashion. Inspired by the “third hand” idea of French philosopher Derrida, Wang told Texprint of the 12-piece collection, “They were all made in my hometown Jinzhou in China. I bought all the clothes and materials from local second-hand markets there. The market is very cool.” Upcycling as art form isn’t a new idea; anyone who is familiar with the history of quilting in America knows that the best examples of that art take what was once a precious commodity (printed fabric) and uses every last bit of it. It was common to use, reuse, then pull apart and use fabric again when it was precious and expensive for the average person. It is not that we are, in the modern era, lacking in creativity, but we certainly don’t have the resource-scarce impetu...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2013/01/13178/momo-wangs-the-third-h...

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