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        An initiative to eliminate the world's excess one stitch at a time.

        Our commitment is to fix, improve, recreate and up-cycle what already exists.

        From the Journal

        • July 19, 2017 Five Questions with Enrica Arena of Orange Fiber
          Five Questions with Enrica Arena of Orange Fiber Orange Fiber, a relatively new and cutting-edge company, takes from Italy’s 700,000 tons of orange waste produced yearly and transforms it into a sustainable, silk-like fabric – the first of its kind.
        • June 16, 2017 Salt & Straw Takes on Food Waste
          Salt & Straw Takes on Food Waste Every year, approximately one-third of food produced worldwide for human consumption — roughly 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. Lost and wasted food utilizes one-quarter of all the water used by agriculture, requires land area the size of China to grow and contributes 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. alone discards roughly sixty million tons of produce yearly and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste is the primary occupant of American landfills.
        • May 19, 2017 Five Questions with Marco Schmidli
          Five Questions with Marco Schmidli

          Swiss-born Marco Schmidli translated his background in photography and fine art into a specialized endeavor with Schmidli Backdrops. Schmidli's one-of-a-kind works are known for their sensitive surfaces and subtle textures, utilizing techniques that aim to remove any evidence of the artist’s hand. 

        • May 04, 2017 KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach
          KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach In today’s world of waste and overproduction, upcycling is on its way to becoming less of a trend and establishing itself as commonplace. A prime example of this is the partnership between Kvadrat, the textile manufacturer based in Denmark, and Really, a Danish start-up that produces solid textile board - a high-density material made from end-of-life textiles, primarily wool and cotton.