Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Recycles Wood Chips Into Snakeskin-Like Couture

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Eschewing virgin resources, Nieuwenhuys worked with bio-waste firm InCrops Enterprise Hub in Norwich to obtain discarded pieces of plywood, which she then laser-cut into precise forms. Glued onto unbleached organic cotton, the brown-and-ecru “scales” created a “simulacra of nature, without discarding nature’s inherent harmonies,” she tells Ecouterre.

Nieuwenhuys worked with a bio-waste firm to obtain discarded pieces of plywood, which she laser-cut into precise forms.

Nieuwenhuys believes in creating designs that are not only timeless but also keep traditional craftsmanship alive. “I believe in using what you have available and letting nothing go to waste,” she says.

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