In September 2009, Derick Melander, set out to create sculptures in New York made entirely of second hand clothing. The sculpture, Into The Fold, was made from 3,615 pounds of second-hand clothing. It was made in 1 day with over 20 volunteers, the resulting piece was a 5 x 7 foot cube made in 4 sections. The 3,615 pounds of clothing represent the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes back in 2009.
Clothing for the event was loaned by the textile recycling company,Wearable Collections.
© Derick Melander, 2014