Emily Pilloton

VOLKSWARE CLOTHING CARPET

by , 07/25/07

volksware, silke wawro, clothing carpet, recycled carpet, recycled design

Next time you’re making a trip to the Salvation Army to donate those old clothes, consider Silke Wawro of Volksware’s alternative approach: her scrap clothing carpet is literally a fabric journal, made from “the cloth consumption of a persons’ lifetime.” The carpet is sold by the meter, off a roll, so you can order just enough and have cozy clothing keeping your toes warm in no time.


Much of Volksware’s work takes a similar and equally clever approach to design: use pre-existing objects, engage the user, and sell in customized quantities. Check out her website for a ton of other very cool projects and products.

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8 Comments

  1. drumband August 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I am very disappointed with volksware in Indonesia. I’ve ordered a shirt but the order is done with no maximum. And not according to what dikomitmankan. What Volksware so, just off the promise it?

  2. David August 1, 2007 at 11:50 am

    yeah now when my pile of dirty clothes on the floor will look like they belong there.

  3. Daniel August 1, 2007 at 1:35 am

    What a great way to disguise the clutter already engulfing my floor!

  4. lili July 30, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    welldone,this is a good idea for decoration so you can go farther and try it in diffrent areas.

  5. michelle July 27, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    This would be a good use for Salvation Army rejects. A lot of the clothes end up being bundled up into huge cubes, and then a large portion of that ends up as rags! You’ll have to read this to see what I mean:

    http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=pacificpink25&date=20070225

  6. Clara July 27, 2007 at 3:21 am

    This is fantastic!

  7. royalestel July 26, 2007 at 12:01 am

    I am in the wrong business. If I didn’t feel so wierd about marketing and selling my old stuff, I’d do this too.

  8. d*r at glittersmog July 25, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    or if you wanna achieve the effect of people having been flattened by a steamroller. good stuff.

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