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Schmidttakahashi At $H!T Happens Berlin Exhibition

26 April 2011, 16.29 | Posted in Art, Design, Fashion | No comments »

b9 359x540 Schmidttakahashi At $H!T Happens Berlin Exhibition

Taking part in the $hit Happens Berlin Exhibition is berlin based label Schmidttakahashi whose work serves as a reaction to the mass-production of clothing,   with a direct  focus on  the more personal aspect of clothes and their wearers.

Their collections consist of materials taken from donated second-hand clothes, and every donor receives a donation ID number so that they can follow the new life of their discarded clothes. Every item collected is documented and saved in their archive. They then dismantle and reassemble the old clothes, forming completely new outfits, but ensuring that the way in which the individual garments were previously used, and the identity of their respective owners are still recognisable. An RFID-chip containing all the information about the different materials and individual items of clothing used in a piece is sewn into every new garment. In parallel to the RFID technology, schmidttakahashi also provide a platform on their website by which both the donors and new owners can discover and understand the transformation process. Should pieces of their collections end up back in their donated clothes pile, then they too will be reworked again. A family tree thus arises which makes recycled products more and more attractive.

View images of the apparel on the flip , and access more information about the  Berlin Happens exhibit here.

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