Muy Marcottage

Limited resources.
In the past 100 years, the world population has quadrupled. And not only. People are living longer which means consuming longer. This means that more people use natural resources. We have reached a critical point—there’s more demand than supply. Everyday we throw away the leftovers of our extreme consumption stressing our planet even more.

Luckily, in the past few years, many people have decided to utilize what they have to make something new, functional and beautiful.

Muy Marcottage.
Marcottage is a French term used for plant propagation–taking one plant to make another. But it’s also an art term used to indicate a sculptural composition that’s been made using pre-existing elements. In other words, disassembling one thing to create another. Rodin’s “The Fallen Angel” is an example of marcottage.

Originally, I called my reconstructed clothes simply “Marcottage” but one day, while listing to The Kumbia Kings, I decided to add the “muy” meaning “very”. Thus “Muy Marcottage.”