Sarah Brunnhuber (Stem)


Makers Manual #37: (K)not Waste

Sarah Brunnhuber (Stem)

Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.

This manual introduces the principles of zero-waste production which can be applied to any material, industry, or production process. It reimagines the garment construction process that on average wastes 15-25% of fabric due to off-cuts. You will create a simple zero-waste garment, upcycling unused home textiles and utilising the material to its fullest. Due to the nature of current looms, a woven fabric is by default always a rectangle. By cut- ting and knotting you change the fabric’s original characteristics so that it functions in a new way. The repetitive knotting motion symbolises the work that goes into making all our garments, hope- fully making us question our future consumption habits.

Sarah Brunnhuber is a Copenhagen-based textile designer and founder of Stem (a zero-waste fashion production system). Her passion is to develop solutions for waste through sustainable textile systems to spread knowledge and appreciation for the processes and craft behind our garments, and encourage others to engage with more conscious consumption.

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