If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic.
"Spring is Nearly Here", made entirely by hand using recycled textiles by Sharon Blackman of Chelmsford, Essex in the East of England. She says she has "a quirky naive style, never using patterns or templates, and cutting directly into the fabric and stitching everything by hand".
Emma Johnson, Matrix Emma Johnson's work deals with issues of deconstruction and transformation, the recycling of materials, and the ambiguity of communication - as well as the obsessive repetitive actions used in the making of the work. Road maps are reconstructed into artworks which stand as a tangible and symbolic presence of the information contained within, but are virtually unreadable.