Maryanne Moodie x KUWAII – Towards Zero Waste
Join Maryanne Moodie and Kuwaii in a textile experiment towards zero waste.
When Kuwaii gives weaver Maryanne Moodie a big bag of their unused fabric and textile “waste”, Maryanne turns it into beautiful, handwoven rag rugs.
Maryanne’s work for Kuwaii was inspired by the Nordic tradition of Rag Rugs – the rugs are traditionally woven from recycled cloth, and the practice of rag rugging was practical as well as also social.
Back in the 1700s and 1800s, fabric and clothing was precious and not something to be taken lightly. A household would treat all it’s textiles with utmost care, and they were mended, passed on and altered until they were totally worn out. Even then, nothing that could be used again would be thrown away. They’d be turned into patches for mending or used for quilts, or torn into long strips and made into rugs. Visit Kuwaii’s City store and see Maryanne’s stunning handwoven rugs.