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Creative transformation of waste through art and design is the new in thing

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Although dead stock fabric and scraps are inevitable during production, Anupol Yooyuen, design director of Pimpen, a furniture upholstery company, is optimistic that much of these discarded items can be transformed into something attractive, productive and possibly lucrative. 

"The furniture upholstery industry relies on fashion trends that are always changing. It's always out with the old and in with the new." Anupol said "Last year's trends of fabric utilisation in our business generated stockpiles of materials that occupy office space and need maintenance.

"The fabric is still of high quality but the pattern has become out of date. It's a leftover."

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