Consumption Monsters – Caitrin Watson

  • Consumption Monsters

    Caitrin Watson   |   2013   |   Apparel Design & Environmental Studies

    How full of cheap, unethically produced clothing do our shopping malls, magazines, and bedroom closets need to be before over consumption goes out of style? How full of dye chemicals, heavy metals, and textile debris can the rivers of the developing world become before the fashion industry cleans up its act? How full of useable garments and textile scraps do our landfills need to be before we realize that simply making more waste is no longer a viable option? How full in our faces does the problem need to be before we change our ways?

    [This installation represents the average 68lbs of fabric waste that is generated per household in the US every year]

    waste fabric