Unravel is a short film by Meghna Gupta, and it shows where our discarded clothes end up when we put them out for recycling. Bales of clothes – some worn out, others barely worn – turn in in Western India, where they are processed. The film shows the recycling processes that we never think of, but more importantly it gives a voice to the people who work there. What do they make of this waste? What does it say about us?
If you want to explore the topic of textile recycling in more detail, the film is based on the social anthropology of Lucy Norris, and there are links to her publications here.