Japanese textile company Nuno used kibiso, the outermost tough protective layer of a silkworm’s cocoon, to make waraji sandals worn by kabuki actors. Photo: Nuno

Why Reiko Sudo wants to reuse what other textile makers refuse

Japanese designer Sudo repurposes cloth scraps and unwanted materials from the silk-making process, and has created some 2,000 new textiles

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Japanese textile company Nuno used kibiso, the outermost tough protective layer of a silkworm’s cocoon, to make waraji sandals worn by kabuki actors. Photo: Nuno
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