All garments used for both the “Capsule '22” collection and (Vínculo) the exhibition were salvaged from going to a local landfill. The “Espacio Recreado” studio works with Doña Gladis, a Guatemalan entrepreneur who owns a Second-Hand clothing business near Guatemala City.
Many of the pieces she buys are damaged, culturally irrelevant, or too big for people in her community, so she has no choice but to dispose of them, but in reality about 85% of all those pieces are in excellent or very good condition.
The problem of excess second-hand clothing in Guatemala is revealing and alarming. We talk more in depth about this topic in #SeAbrioPaca
, our documentary about the second-hand industry in the country and the Latin American region.