Reuse by Design is addressing the environmental impact that consumerist culture has had, where fast fashion is a daily routine, pushing us to produce more waste. Furthermore, this project is an attempt to explore how design could contribute to a re-imagination of speculative wearable design by reusing one’s trash. The focus on wearable design is inspired by the exponential growth of fast fashion and it being one of the primary polluters. Putting myself as an example, for a week I listed the amount of trash I consumed and created a dataset of each individual product. After analyzing my week’s worth of trash, it led me to rethink my relationship with materials. By exploring the functionality of my trash, I shifted from the ordinary use to more creative and authentic ones.

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