Titanic Denim X IKEA

Titanic Denim X IKEA

COP 26

As part of COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference and in partnership with IKEA, Titanic Denim created a large-scale Art installation to demonstrate the world of up-cycling and circular design, raising awareness and stimulating conversation around the issue of textile landfill waste. Reducing the volume of textiles going to landfill is Titanic Denim’s fundamental goal, re-defining the term textile waste and illustrating the value of waste textile materials and how they can be re-purposed.  Over 350,000 tonnes of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. The art installation was produced using IKEA reclaimed fabrics from their Circular Hub and reclaimed denim, breathing new life into the materials to create two bespoke art pieces, an upholstered sofa and a decorative wall hanging. Our dinosaur friend was brought back from extinction, found hidden amongst a bundle of fabrics, from IKEA’s dino range Jattelik. The IKEA Belfast store have also now launched their Textile Take Back service, where customers can bring unwanted textiles, ranging from clothing to soft furnishing that are passed on to Barnardo’s in order to be reused, repaired or recycled, helping reduce their textile waste, and ultimately their environmental impact. 

 

The art installation also became the back drop for the sustainable fashion show in partnership with Barnardo’s which featured a catwalk of pre-loved items sourced from Barnardo’s shops across the city.  Have a glimpse at some of the amazing looks on show!