Fashion and clothing design may not be exactly what one associates with an auto recycler. But nonetheless, Salling Autogenbrug from Skive has started to look in that direction.
Rikke Hauge has just completed her master’s degree in sustainable fashion – Design for Planet, at the Design School Kolding. And she graduated with a nice A+.
Rikke has designed an outerwear collection of discarded materials. The focus of the master’s thesis is on a better resource utilization – where fashion designs are created from other companies’ discarded materials.
“The white pants are made out of airbags, and I’ve printed some graphics on top of it. It was important to me to preserve some of the original details from the various airbags, as well as to highlight them through prints. I have used the harnesses, among other things, for belts”, said Rikke with a big smile. She can now call herself an educated fashion designer.
In this case, Salling Autogenbrug has supplied harnesses and airbags for the master’s thesis, and it is not entirely new for the Central Jutland company to think along those lines.
“We also have delivered airbags to a student who designed a raincoat. Airbags are actually water-repellent,” says Lise Korsgaard, who works with the green profile at Salling Autogenbrug.
“Now Rikke’s project started as a study project, and who knows what it may turn out to be. We dream about being able to participate in something on a larger scale, where we can be part of a production with sustainable materials, so we actually make a difference,” says Lise Korsgaard from Salling Autogenbrug.