IKEA is into sustainability; during her internship at this Swedish giant, I researched ways to re-use their waste. Trying to solve the problem of unrecyclable ceramics – which has no second life once it is fired – I found a way to produce more with less. By adding IKEA’s textile waste to the clay, 11 instead of 10 bowls can be made with the same amount. The added pulp does not only make the ceramics less heavy, but also leaves a remindful mark with more texture and translucency. To complete the sustainable cycle the money that is saved can support IKEA’s Social Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries.
The textile wastes leaves their traces, their first life reflected in the new.