Swedish designer Johanna Törnqvist is making garments out of recycled textile and plastic material. She is combining craft and fashion into her meticulously handmade and unique necklaces and clothes. She´s refining recycled material, pleated and stitched together with the same precision as haute couture, to make a statement about our daily consumption. In her work she wants to erase the boundaries between craft, fashion and folklore and give a new perspective of what folklore is today.
Precious trash is a dress made out of recycled material, based on one familys consumption of coffe and pasta for 2 months. To make the dress trash has been processed and refined to become precious material.
With this dress you will shine and at the same time make a statement about your daily consumption of plastic, says Johanna Törnqvist.
Precious Trash has now been selected as a finalist at Nordic Art Insight – a contest organised by Svanen/Nordic Ecolabelling to raise the awareness about sustainable consumerism. If you like you can vote for Precious Trash before the 31 st of August by clicking here.