ReKnitArt is a form of art that was created to use recycled materials and combine my favorite hobbies: knitting and painting. Its purpose to show that there are alternatives to throwing away clothes that can’t be worn anymore. Each art piece consists of a few old cotton sweaters that were taking apart for yarn and knitted back to a painting. Cotton is the most common natural fiber used to make clothing, accounting for about 33 percent of all fibers found in textiles. Cotton is also a very thirsty crop, requiring 2,700 liters of water—what one person drinks in two-and-a-half years—to make one cotton shirt. It is a valuable resource that we should not waste, besides… it is only waste if we waste it.

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