T-shirts are a staple in most people's wardrobes and are ready discarded as they gather stains, lose their fit or just become out of date. However, much of the fabric from unwanted t-shirt can be salvaged with some clever cutting out and an eye for what to keep and what to throw away.
This process takes old t-shirts and cutting out imperfections turns them into one piece of solid fabric also known as a 'SKIN'. Complimentary colours, prints and fabric weights make up individual skins that can then use for laying a pattern on standard design or moulaging on the stand for individual pieces.
This video shows the initial stages of the skin production process including the selection of materials and the identification of imperfections to cut out.
This video gives further explanation into the process involved in the production of fabric skins and showcases this within the setting of the artist's studio. It highlights how this technology could be utllised for mass production.
This video discusses a garment made from a fabric skin, in this case a long sleeved tshirt. It highlights the design quality of a garment made in this way and both its uniqueness but also its standardness.