Creating Beautiful Interior Textiles from Outdated Technologies and Materials

mission statement draft 2 27/02/2009

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Mission statement.

At ReĀ³, it is our goal to create unique objects of great personal and sentimental value from existing and occasionally obsolete materials and technology.

In doing so, we will be assisting the environment by:

  • reducing unnecessary disposal of potentially harmful materials
  • countering carbon emission
  • increasing the lifetime of materials and products
  • re-using existing materials with innovative manufacturing processes to create engaging products

    Through this venture we hope to shape current opinions on sustainability, with a view for a better future. We hope to demand more from product design, and play a part in the drive towards customer satisfaction; for the environment, for their home comfort, and for their wallet!


    How to Make a Duct Tape Corsage and Flowers 25/02/2009

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    A nice way of making ordinary materials beautiful. From


    Existing recycling craft classes

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    After searching for a while, I found this craft firm that specialises in using recycled materials. It’s quite close to what we’re doing, but the classes are not the main focus for this company – unlike ours. Looks good though.


    10 Ways to Recycle your Tights

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    1. Make sachets
    Cut the legs off the tights and cut each one in half so that you are left with around four pieces of material. Fill each piece with lavender and tie the ends so that you have lavender scented balls. These can go in underwear drawers, and wardrobes to keep away the moths and keep things smelling sweet.

    2. Use them for cleaning
    Opaque tights, the thicker the better, are great for using as soft dust cloths. Wool tights are also perfect for shining surfaces and mirrors.

    3. Use as a strainer
    Thin tights are good for straining off liquids such as paints

    4. Stake up plants
    Use tights to tie plants to trellises and sticks to support them. Since the tights are stretchy and thin, the plants don’t get damaged as they grow.

    5. Protect plants
    Tights can be used to protect plants or vegetable patches from animals and children. Cut down the side of the tights and stretch them over the vegetable patch or pull the hosiery over the plant and fasten at the base.

    6. Fun for children
    Make stuffed animals and puppets by stuffing legs with old tissues or newspaper. For fancy dress-up, make a cat’s tail the same way.

    7. Keep in first aid kit
    Tights make a great flexible sling. They can also be used to help apply pressure to bandage over a wound.

    8. Arm warmers
    Leg warmers are in style now and if you want to go one stage further then use a pair of tights as arm warmers. Wool tights are great for keeping arms warm.

    9. Emergency fan belt
    If the fanbelt of your car snaps, hope that someone is wearing tights. Wait for the engine to cool down and tie the tights tightly where the belt was. This is only a temporary measure to get you home.

    10. Storage
    A leg of tights is great for storing rolls of wallpaper and posters. Cut the waistband out and tie it around the legs stored with wallpaper or posters so that they stay in place.

    via: treehugger



    people’s jobs as of 25 Feb

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    Hannah: posters, logo, colour swatches (to give to Stephen)

    Stephen: website design and construction

    Lee: mission statement, research market niches

    Jo: 3d modelling/visualisation

    Louise & Ali: prototyping, sampling

    next meeting Thurs 26 Feb 3 – 4pm outside DoJ main doors, proceeding to Textile Design studio space


    other ideas for use of people’s negatives

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    People bring us their old negatives… other things we could transfer these to:

    – tiles (bathroom/kitchen)

    – shower curtains, kids car shades, blinds, standard curtains

    – temporary tatoos (like those kid’s transfer tatoos!)

    – jewellery?


    Testing of negatives

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    We’ve exposed negatives to boiling water, cleaning products, water – no effect noted.

    Still need to test exposure to sunlight (I can ask my mum about this/ Photography department?)