Netherlands, Simone Post, Post – Vlisco the Book
Type of product: Book
The company Vlisco is famous for its high-quality hardwearing waxprints which it
continuously improved and developed for over 170 years to ensure the
highest possible qualityand hardwearing fabrics. Due to Vlisco's high
quality standards certain fabrics are rejected because of misprints, or
wrong colouring. These waste materials are often destroyed since it could
hurt image and business if if these textiles were to reach the market.
Post - Vlisco gives an overview of our extensive research into Vlisco’s
factory, its products and most importantly: its waste materials. The book
lays out the various ways in which leftover fabric could potentially be
reinvented and recycled into sustainable high-quality products that
addressing new markets.
The book shows 333 samples exploring the irrefutable value Vlisco's
waste materials offer. Among these pieces are lasercutting samples that
explore cut-out patterns in the original printing, and experiments with
folding and coiling of the fabric that resulted in Recycled Carpets.
Materials: Paper + cotton backing
Measurements / size: 333 pages
Availability / stock level: 10 each piece has a unique cover