Our relationship with textiles is out of balance. How can we catalyze change towards a culture of repair?
The average life cycle for an article of clothing (in the U.S.) is less than one year. With no straightforward way to recycle textiles, this disposable mindset is creating massive solid waste (about 1 garbage truck every second, or 92 million tons dumped into landfills annually). Striking a balance means disrupting this wasteful cycle with thoughtfully designed experiences that inspire and empower us to keep and enjoy clothing longer. The Repair Cycle is a mobile, on-the-spot mending service that powers the circular economy through the universal aspect of clothing.
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Sofia Cababa Wood
Spring 2019 - present
The RepairCycle is ongoing. We participated in CHOMP, Seattle Design Fest, University of Washington Sustainability Fair, and the University of Washington Senior Design Show in 2019.
We are currently exploring how we can continue our work in the midst of the current global challenges!
University of Washington Sustainability Fund
Macktez Summer Stipend