Clothes Plasters are the Green Way of Maintaining Tattered Clothes

 - Nov 5, 2011
References: jenniemaizels & treehugger
After pulling her oft-neglected clothes from her closet, graphic designer Jennie Maizels noticed a number of gaping holes created by hungry moths and devised the Clothes Plasters, a line of patches meant to embrace the holes rather than hide them.

Explaining her thought process in fabricating these ingenious patches, Maizels explains, "I decided to make a virtue out of the holes and create a bespoke item." Each embroidered patch can easily be attached to almost any article of clothing by ironing them on, and they're resistant to most types of machine washing. Although the Clothes Plasters will certainly jazz up and revive your oldest articles of clothing, it isn't simply about stylishness. In her mission, Maizels makes it quite clear that too many people discard clothes due to simple, fixable malfunctions -- the planet's resources are finite, so why destroy a perfectly wearable pullover? The next time you pull a raggedy hoodie from your closet and notice it's been eaten up, head over to the Clothes Plasters website and fix it up immediately. They even come in Olympic themes in preparation for the upcoming games!