Winners and finalists
Selvedge loom waste is a fringe-like material that is a byproduct of the industrial weaving process. This material is generated in abundance at weaving mills worldwide, and is often treated as waste, going to landfills. This project aims to expand the upcycling effort of this unique yet ubiquitous material by presenting a group of products that are beautiful, stylish, and artisanal; and to encourage others to follow suit. With an experimental and exploratory approach, Liz Collins has developed several new textiles from this material and has used these fabrics to generate a small group of products.