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Archivist is a project that aims to save discarded high quality textiles from the luxury hotel industry and turn them into timeless garments. We asked ourselves the question what would happen to hotel sheets once they were discarded. Within a few days after reaching out to several luxury hotels, we found a “head of household” from a hotel in London’s Mayfair willing to give us 200 kilos of the finest Egyptian cotton. We learned that when hotel bed linen is discarded, it is still in a perfect state to be upcycled to quality clothing. The fabric might have small defects but it is our aim to embrace and embellish them, averting waste from off-cuts as much as possible. The hotels,...

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Indigo Dyeing

Archivist is a project that aims to save discarded high quality textiles from the luxury hotel industry and turn them into timeless garments. We asked ourselves the question what would happen to hotel sheets once they were discarded. Within a few days after reaching out to several luxury hotels, we found a “head of household” from a hotel in London’s Mayfair willing to give us 200 kilos of the finest Egyptian cotton. We learned that when hotel bed linen is discarded, it is still in a perfect state to be upcycled to quality clothing. The fabric might have small defects but it is our aim to embrace and embellish them, averting waste from off-cuts as much as possible. The hotels,...

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