Plastics are essential to building durable, high-performance clothing. But they’re also accelerating the climate crisis, from the fossil fuels used to make materials like polyester to the plastic pollution that piles up once that clothing has been tossed.
Through the eyes of a lawyer, a climate reporter and a Patagonia designer, The Monster In Our Closet uncovers the dangerous threads that connect the clothing industry to the oil and gas industry and what we can all do on the individual, business, and government levels to create the change that our planet needs.
Come to Wakeman Town Farm to see this short film in Tim’s Kitchen to learn more about the issue of plastic pollution and how it affects our environment. After the film Emma Cali (Parsons School of Design / BFA in Industrial Design) will connect with the audience on breathing new life into textile waste, reimagining and personally defining what it means to create circular, sustainable products.
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Emma Cali graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. She
focused her studies on breathing new life into textile waste, reimagining and personally defining
what it means to create circular, sustainable products. Her most recent work focused on
deconstructing woven textile waste, returning it to usable thread, and re-knitting new soft goods
that are to be continuously unraveled and re-knit into new objects.
She is a strong proponent for repair culture, believing in building and maintaining relationships
with our everyday belongings that allow us to feel and do our best for both ourselves and our communities.