Tracey Horan | Lewes East Sussex | Dolly Fixtures
Omnipresent throughout the 20th century, denim was used to create both fashion wear and work apparel and continues to be a popular fabric choice today. High demand for this cotton warp-faced textile has resulted in complex environmental issues but with the onset of interest in sustainability, things within the denim-making industry are changing.The race is on to produce the ‘green jean’ and we will soon witness drastic improvements from the latest innovations. But the fact remains that there is still a vast supply of the fabric destined for landfill or incineration, as denim is notoriously difficult to recycle. Which is where upcycling can offer an alternative solution. Professional upcycler Tracey Horan of Dolly Fixtures will host the Fabric to Flora demonstration at Clerkenwell Design Week to illustrate how upcycling can give this most ubiquitous of fabrics a new life and purpose. Worn-denim has its own story and energy and is a fabric of unique sturdiness, perfect to shape and manipulate and with so many varying shades, tints and tones of blue, creates highly original bouquets which save waste and lift interiors in an innovative way.
Dolly Fixtures create art installations, furniture and furnishings from upcycled mannequins and reimagined denim and believe that denim, a staple from our wardrobe, should become a staple for our decor as well: www.dollyfixtures.co.uk.