23 Mar '12, 9pm

Aussie designer Rachel Rodwell turns disposable coffee pods into fabric!

Aussie designer Rachel Rodwell turns disposable coffee pods into fabric!

must really enjoy her java. The University Technology Sydney graduate spent months working on a series of textiles derived from discarded Nespresso coffee pods. Rodwell, who’s working on a line of “Podex” clothing and jewelry, was inspired by a recent trip to Kerala in India, where she witnessed the locals repurposing waste materials such as coconut fiber into everything from rope to paddle-powered houseboats . “I wanted to create an unconventional range that challenges preconceived notions of sustainable textiles,” she tells Ecouterre. “I wanted to use something that already exists and would have otherwise been wasted.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/aussie-designer-rachel-rodwell-u...

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