[Wired] is a collection of jewelry, accessories and couture made entirely from reclaimed and surplus industrial materials. These materials—such as alternator wire, rubber, tubing and transistors—are salvaged from recycling centers, donations and the discard piles of local industries. Each piece is individually handmade, and is one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. The color, texture, and malleability of the found materials guide the design of each piece and foster different design challenges than traditional materials.
In this age of mass production and big business, recycling has become an integral part of contemporary life. A positive strategy for counteracting the waste created by industry is to recycle these materials into creative, wearable accessories and fashions that challenge the designer to think outside the box. By partnering with local industries, [wired] reinvents the surplus produced by these businesses that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Every sustainable [wired] piece is an individual work of art, crafted locally and by hand, that its owner can wear for a lifetime, rather than having these materials go to waste in their original state.
Career history / Company history:
Wired since 1999
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