Thrift Store Cast-Offs Transformed Into Amazing Geometric Rugs Thrift Store Cast-Offs Transformed Into Amazing Geometric Rugs
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Thrift Store Cast-Offs Transformed Into Amazing Geometric Rugs

by Adele Peters

April 9, 2013

It's the modern take on something your great-grandmother might have done: turning old clothing into colorful rugs. Two Swedish designers are spending one year—August 2012 to August 2013—making one experimental rug each month from sweaters and t-shirts they rescue from local secondhand stores. Everything they use is too damaged or threadbare to still be worn as clothing.

As the designers point out on their website [in Swedish], we're buying and wasting enormous amounts of clothing around the world. Why not find a better use for the clothes we're throwing out? The designers are testing a wide range of techniques and patterns. After the project finishes, they plan to continue making the most successful designs, both in handmade versions and potentially in manufactured versions as well.





 

Images courtesy of Katerina Brieditis and Katerina Evans.


 

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Thrift Store Cast-Offs Transformed Into Amazing Geometric Rugs