Reuse, Reduce - a project inspired by TED research’s ten sustainable ways of approaching design. My chosen way was number one, ‘Design to Minimise Waste’. I was inspired by the amount of plastic bags we still use and waste as a country, which is having detrimental effects to the global plastic crisis. I decided to reuse discarded old plastic bags as my main material and played with ways of pleating them to distort them from their original shapes. My aim was to create a fabric which has been turned from something they disregard as a waste, to something beautiful they would desire.