Transitory Yarn is a material for manufacturing garments using knitting technology. Emerging knitting technology bears a huge potential not only as efficient production method but for new systemic ideas within garment industry.
Global garment industry consumes a tremendous amount of resources causing an equal load of waste in disposal. Cheap production methods are not only harming the environment, but also endanger local small businesses globally, benefitting only few multinational corporations.
Transitory Yarn is a material designed to make it possible to transform a garment several times over its lifecycle through a process of unraveling and reknitting over and over again.
Could a new standard of materials in textile industry lead to an economic and cultural shift in production processes?
The projects aim is on the one side to question global economic and ecologic relations within textile industry; on the other hand it shows a tangible alternative to current production processes, which becomes part of a local value chain apart from online service culture.
music: Four Tet - Plastic People