Polio Collection

The ‘Loop’ Collection was triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, which looks back over seventy years to the peak of the Polio pandemic and the end of World War II. It is characterised by presenting a contemporary energy with retro nuances.My grandmother’s 1946 ‘polio summer’ sounded familiar, it had quarantines and canceled events.During war and confinement, restrictions on materials required clever solutions to use what was available.Argentina had the world’s longest quarantine.  Creating with hyperlocal textile waste allowed me to reduce and reimagine undesired pre and post consumer textile into covetable goods, whilst helping my community.