Textile Waste Cushion
The US generates at least 12 million tons of textile waste each year. Which is about 80 lbs of textile waste per person per year.
Only 15% of the textiles are donated or recycled. The rest of the 85% goes into landfills.
A short project that tackles the problem of textile waste in the world.
Duration: 1 day
The sheer volume and weight of this waste is difficult to manage. I wanted to find a way to utilize large masses of waste fabrics in a easy and fast solution.
I used an old billboard canvas as the material to create a stool cushion.
The padding and cushioning inside is filled with cut up recycled fabrics.
This is a fast way to utilize lots of waste textiles.
The tarp material is perfect to act as the outer casing because it is rigid and holds its shape. I used an old zipper to close the opening.
* I picked up this piece of old billboard years ago laying in the middle of the street at night. I always knew that I could use it for something.
I cut out a piece of the tarp that had an interesting and abstract pattern.
The cushion is 16'' x 16'' x 8''
1 seat cushion repurposes approximately 14 square ft of textile waste.