Talo House is a sustainable fashion project aimed to reduce fabric waste. Working with found fabrics and other second hand materials, designer Tuula Cox alias Esther Punny strives to give new life to surplus products of the fashion industry.
Talo House products are mainly created out of discarded clothes and textiles. That way, the ecological impact of the products is minimised.
Poor quality textiles, no matter new or old, only contribute to the mass production of goods with a short lifespan. Therefore, Talo House products are only made with premium quality second hand materials. This is what makes Talo House design durable, comfortable and aesthetically timeless.
Before Tuula decides what to make out of a piece of fabric or clothing, she allows herself to ruminate on it - feel the fabric and arrange it in different positions to compare it with other pieces with different colors and patterns.
Sometimes there is a great piece of clothing someone has tossed away simply in the need of a modification. Sometimes it takes a dozen of scraps from someone else's diy project to create a whole new piece of art-to-wear.
Tuula uses the tradition of quilt making as her frequent design inspiration. The history of this noble craft began out of necessity to save fabric by utilising the small pieces left over from other sewing projects. The sentiment of making beautiful new things out of leftover materials has proven to be ageless, even more so in this time of limited resources.