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Chicago Innovator: How a people-powered fabric shredder is taking on the problem of waste

Emily Winter and Erik Newman stand in front of the fabric shredder at The Weaving Mill in Humboldt Park.

Chicago Innovator: How a people-powered fabric shredder is taking on the problem of waste

Emily Winter and Erik Newman stand in front of the fabric shredder at The Weaving Mill in Humboldt Park.

Chicago Innovator: How a people-powered fabric shredder is taking on the problem of waste

Emily Winter and Erik Newman stand in front of the fabric shredder at The Weaving Mill in Humboldt Park.

   

Recycling fabric is harder than it might seem, as most fabrics are a mix of fibers and material types, requiring different techniques that are hard to do on a large scale.

Reset checks in with a local weaver who is trying out a community-driven way to deal with textile waste.

GUEST: Emily Winter, co-founder of The Weaving Mill

Erik Newman, instructor in the designed objects department at SAIC

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