Lobke Beckfeld
MA Graduation Project
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina, Prof. Dr. Antonella Giannone

Restless Textiles explores the future use of cellulosic by-products of the textile industry. The work presents alternative design strategies for mechanical recycling, using it not in the sense of downcycling, but to produce modern and high-quality textiles. 

Through an experimental material study, unavoidable by-products of the textile industry can be transformed into desirable textiles. The design processes are implemented in a material system, which could at least triple the use-phase of textile leftovers in the future. Restless Textiles is a series of textile prototypes that lifts materials from the status of being “leftovers” and transforms them into a valuable resource. The textiles visualize the versatile design potentials and possible future processes of these leftovers.