Sustainability does not only mean reducing pollution, combating climate change, and creating a people-friendly industry. There are many ideas for sustainable design that focus on waste reduction, such as using scraps to make interwoven clothing or repurposing them into new yarns. Unfortunately, a significant portion of apparel ends up in landfills after use, and statistics show that nearly three-quarters of textile items meet this fate, a trend repeated in many countries. This has led to a rise in sustainable fashion practices that involve “recycling,” such as garment upcycling, transforming old pieces into new ones, and repurposing raw materials. One example of sustainable fashion is the Japanese Boro technique, which involves repairing, piecing together, or patching clothing. This traditional style emerged out of necessity in the 19th and early 20th centuries and has evolved over time through creativity and a commitment to finding beauty in endurance.

People from different cities have different languages, genders, sexual orientations, perspectives, and opinions. If these individuals are gathered in one room and discuss a topic, each person will have their own unique opinion and response. Inspired by the Japanese boro technique, this idea was tested using various methods, such as traditional Indian weaving, smocking, denim reuse, weaving, tie-dye, and burning of organza. After experimenting with different techniques, all the fabric pieces were combined, similar to the boro technique. Then, the entire piece was overdyed in an indigo vat to observe each fabric’s reaction to color. Some fabric pieces absorbed the color, while others did not. The cotton fabric also shrank. Just as individuals have different opinions and reactions to topics, the diverse fabric pieces had different reactions to the dye, creating a unique and varied final product.