PHOTO: Australian Red Cross Head of Retail Richard Wood says about 6,000 kilograms of textiles go into landfill every 10 minutes. (ABC Capricornia: Paul Robinson)
“That is trying to get the product to its original fibre content and to be able to repurpose it into other materials, potentially things like building materials.
Source: How second-hand stores are adapting to increasing fast-fashion donations – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Inspired by natural and cultural systems, Ophir is using the platform of fashion design to address phenomenon of contemporary issues such as natural resource degradation, hyper-consumerism and gender equity.
Ophir holds a B.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Design and Secondary Education from Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv, and is currently an MFA candidate in Collaborative Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland.
Source: Ophir El-Boher – Presenting at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th « PDX RUST
Reclamation Administration: News and Research on Building Material Waste Prevention