MSU junior creates clothing to reduce waste

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Does a garment have to be just a garment or a platform for multiple garments?

For Timosha Krivtsov, a junior in the department of Apparel and Textile Design, the answer is the latter.

After discovering that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry, Krivtsov embarked on a journey to create a new recipe for clothing, one that would reduce fabric waste and harm the environment less.

He found that a lot of the same silhouettes are used recurrently.

“For instance, a hoodie and a crew-neck are essentially the same thing, but a crew-neck just doesn’t have a kangaroo pocket and a hood,” he said. “Why make a whole new garment just to add one or two pieces?”

Using conventional materials and left-over fabrics from previous designers seasons, like Calvin Klein, Armani, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, Krivtsov creates fully customizable high quality garments for his customers.

His flagship garment, Sweatshirt-one, offers multiple silhouettes. All you have to do is zip or unzip some of its eight pieces and you’re good to go.

Krivtsov has been raising money on Kickstarter. The piece will be ready to order in January and will go for the price of $230.

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