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Textile Installation With Hessian Shoes, Kanika Bawa Design

Lead designer: Des. Kanika Bawa

The concept of upcycling goes beyond the conventional recycling of materials by creating objects that exceed their economic, cultural and social value. Despite the growing age of economics in industrialization and information and technology, culture is depicted through cloth across the country.

The bottle’s emphasis on materials results in a light and fragile object, and deliberately evokes attention by fabricating disposed silk streams and brocade. Both shoes are woven with jute, each representing a different aspect of the installation. The first shoe is filled with shredded waste fabric to highlight the growing mountains of cloth that retain its beauty and frugality, and the second includes the steps conveying the pit’s depth in which humans find themselves. This resembled a mounting growth of product waste, which can be repurposed to create something new.