Rachael Wellisch


Monumental Schists

New artwork made from salvaged textile waste, hand-dyed with indigo, and layered up a piece at a time to form this arched monument.

I’m continuously alarmed by the scale of impact of the textiles industry on the environment. For example, it is estimated that the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions – more than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Also, according to the European Environment Agency, textile purchases in the EU in 2017 generated about 654 kg of CO2 emissions per person. Circularity is something that needs to be implemented and legislated.
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