WASTE YARN PROJECT
With over a decade of knitwear design experience leading the world’s premier fashion houses, Siri Johansen commonly observes factories with scores of boxes full of left over yarns from previous production. Each box holding different colors and material composition. These ‘remnants’ are either too limited for a new production run, the colors are not befit for the new season or the process for re-use is human labour intensive, and therefore, deemed economical. Siri partnered with Sebastian Maes, an adventurous knitwear producer she had worked with for many years, and together they got to work. The shape of each Waste Yarn Project garment is thoughtfully designed but each garment has a different combination of yarn and colours, always determined by the supply of surplus yarns. Each finished garment is therefore a unique design and numbered to reflect that.