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Recycling – sewing, remaking, reknitting

21. 5. – 1. 10. 2017

Opening hours: Tuesday 9 a.m-3 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

The exhibition reacts to the contemporary social developments in a world where everything gets accelerated and new things are permanently produced in great amounts regardless of the environment. However, there are more and more people who don´t agree with this callous approach and try to slow down the tempo of life. Today, one often encounters the notions such as „wasteless“, „ecological fashion“, „slow fashion“, etc. Even if this approach can be applied to food, furniture, etc., the exhibition features mainly clothing, accessories, toys and domestic textiles.

The slow fashion has appealed to many people who turn away from retail chains and return to original clothing. Thank to these enthusiasts, exceptional models appear through remaking old textiles, fair processing and use of natural materials of high quality. Our ancestors always had the same approach (remaking, needlework, use of natural materials) to consumable goods. They were driven by various reasons – poverty, lack of goods during WWI and WWII, during economic crises as well as by economy and respect to people´s work.