Katalin Huszár is a Hungarian textile and fashion designer, and her latest project is entitled 'not justuseless.' The objective of this latest piece is to draw attention to the excessive plastic waste problem caused by plastic straws. It is an experimental initiative driven by environmentally friendly designs through collecting and repurposing the straws. From the collected waste, she creates fabric designs for tablecloths, dividers and curtains.
The overall work by Huszár explores the concept of recycling with a refreshing perspective. She recognizes that consumers hold the heaviest influence of the progression of the not justuseless project and encourages storing used straws in containers rather than throwing it away. This entire project was inspired by Huszár's European journey and the entire series was created as an experimental material from used straws gathered from Budapest's 'Bubu Bubble Tea.'
Additionally, there is a QR code on the collecting boxes that direct to the project's online page to follow the entire process. It can shift and adapt through its different structures and colors of the straws to allow for an in-depth interaction.