I sewed this tulip shaped skirt out of packing material. It was originally used to protect electronic equipment during shipping. The paper has small slits, which not only makes it elastic, but also gives it an interesting surface texture.
The skirt has side pockets, a zipper in the back and is lined.
Why all the effort for a garment that can easily tear and may not get wet, so quickly become unwearable?
To show that it doesn’t matter for many. It doesn’t matter how many hours I worked on it. When a skirt breaks, it gets thrown away and replaced with something new.
Some people don’t even wait that long to dispose their clothes until they wear out. Common reasons to throw away clothing include, “I don’t like it anymore.” or “The quality is so bad.” and “It’s so cheap to buy something new.”
Clothing should be appreciated, cared for, and repaired when necessary.
Anyone who has ever sewn a garment themselves knows how much time and effort this work takes.
My paper skirt was trash before it could be put on. The packing material came from a recycling garbage can. I’m sure I’ll rarely wear it, just as one in five garments is rarely worn. However, throwing it away is out of the question.
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