Welcome to Fafafoom Studio

Repurposing textile waste to construct, refashion, or repair garments and accessories.

We rescue and upcycle discarded fabric remnants, textile samples, and other materials to create custom garments, accessories, and home decor.

To extend lifespan and wearability, we thoughtfully repair torn or worn out clothes, vintage garments, and accessories whenever possible.

Pre-owned clothes and accessories get deconstructed, pieced together, and reassembled into garments with new silhouette / colors / surface patterns / embellishments.

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Exhibitions

Our Showcases

Borrowed from the Soil: Final Design Exhibition

Borrowed from the Soil: Design Challenge Spring 2024 showcase

February 29 – March 4, 2024 | Buddha Barn, Point Reyes Station

Spring 2024 design showcase featuring makers participating in Fibershed’s year-long design challenge – exploring compostability, longevity, and zero waste.

Watch Artist Talk with Mira Musank

Climate Gallery‘s “A Study in Artivism” exhibition kicked off with Mira’s Artist Talk and her Textile Art Gallery tours. Watch the recorded 30-minute talk and subsequent gallery tour clips!

Video Guides
Artist Talk starts at (3:10)
Gallery Tour starts at (40:14)
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Featured Project

Gathered Cloths

An active study of collecting and repurposing textile waste into functional and modular apparel design. Growing amounts of scrap cloth are gathered and assembled into a new form with each iteration.

Initiated during Climate Creative Spring 2021 cohort participation, the Gathered Cloths project invites better awareness of textile waste, encourages textile repurposing efforts, and welcomes contemplation of the textile lifecycle and its importance in meaningful climate actions.

What We Make

Our Projects

Modern Ethnic

Biking Pants Repair

Six-Square Top

Tulle Cage Dress

Origami Treasure Boxes

Gardening Outfit

Handkerchief Dress

Boro Shirt

Featured Project

ReCollection

A fashion design collaboration with emerging fashion designer Jesus Romero. Would you recall the true worth of textiles and extend their lifespan? A mini-collection loosely inspired by Japanese and Victorian aesthetics, refashioned from pre-owned / vintage clothes and textiles.

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Who We Are

About Us

Mira Musank is a textile upcycling artist based in San Francisco Bay Area – land of indigenous tribes Ohlone, Muwekma, and Lisjan.

Repurposing discarded textile samples, used clothes, and fabric remnants, she transforms them into custom garments and home decor. Her designs are inspired by a combination of Western haute couture and traditional East / Southeast Asian cultures.

Through an intuitive process of sewing, weaving, and hand embroidery, Mira aims to give second chances to so-called textile waste in more intimate yet expressive intentions. She also regularly redistributes materials to the local community for creative reuse.

Testimonials

"Because of Mira, two loveseats, an armchair and two ottomans will stay out of landfill."

Cynthia Anderson

“You were the absolute, best person to receive some of those heritage items from my family. Thank you for keeping these items alive."

Cora Perry

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou

CONNECT

musank@fafafoom.com

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