Adele Chong

PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Vintage Tags

by , 02/08/08

pieces of you, recycled houseware, reclaimed materials, bridget west, reclaimed pillows, recycled pillows, eco design pillows, organic cotton pillows, handle with care pillows, clothing tag pillows

Think a luxury pillow has to be made of silk? Think again- African-born, London-based designer Bridget West crafts gorgeous housewares, pillows, and throws, from vintage labels and tags that critique the throw-away nature of our consumer existence in a really beautiful way. Her Handle With Care pillow is made from clothing tags, while the Delicate Cube and Made in Cube pillows are quirky and comfy, featuring inked graphics and organic cotton or hemp.


PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Recycled Tags, Pieces of You, Vintage tag design

The pillows are not only gorgeous and graphic, but provide an interesting critique on consumer culture- here are beautiful pieces made from remnants of other garments, reminding us that we’re consumers while doing it in a way that celebrates pieces of the old. The Bespoke No Logo cushion says it best, covered in brand names in a mosaic-style textile.

+ Pieces of You

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


6 Comments

  1. PaigeCornish February 10, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Is there any copyright on this? I am doing an upcycling event for my GCSEs and was wondering if I could use this idea for a demonstration?

  2. oakling February 12, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    That’s a great idea, because those tags are made out of such soft silky stuff!

  3. Charles February 12, 2008 at 10:43 am

    @ Priscilla,

    Nothing, it’s already been said!! :)

  4. Priscilla February 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    good idea Jonce, but I wonder what the care tag on the inside of the dress or shirt would say.

  5. Jonce February 10, 2008 at 1:05 am

    These are great! I would like to see a dress or shirt made.

  6. M2JL February 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Very clever. I like it.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home