‘Ugly Wardrobe’ Installation Created From Surplus Garments from Shibuya Fashion Week

30.March.2021 | FASHION

Sustainable fiberboard manufacturing company PANECO® has teamed up with the creative collective group ‘h220430’ to create the Ugly Wardrobe.

h220430 is a collective of creators focused on designing furniture, lighting, and other interior pieces. With their work, they hope to make people rethink and act against a string of international problems such as deterioration of the global environment and world conflicts.

 

PANECO® seeks to reduce waste clothing and help create a circular economy with their innovative fiberboard which can be used to make furniture, displays, and many other products.

 

COVID-19 greatly affected the fashion industry as it did others, and the stagnant market produced a vast number of surplus garments. PANECO® received 500 surplus garments that were about to be incinerated. They pressed the garments using special machinery and elevated them into a robust and beautiful material, and using it, constructed a wardrobe. Rather than watching them be incinerated without ever being worn, they found a way that they could be used as long as possible by upcycling them into wardrobe that would stand alongside fashion.

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