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  • Michael Gah is a Ghana-based artist who is converting discarded clothing waste into beautiful artworks
  • Some of his designs include children playing with toy trucks, women singing, men wearing matching trousers, and many more
  • In an interview, he disclosed that besides designing his art pieces with cheap materials, he is also addressing Ghana’s textile waste problem

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Ghana-based artist Michael Gah is expertly turning colourful clothing waste from tailoring shops and Kantamanto in the Greater Accra Region into beautiful artworks.

From children playing with toy trucks to women singing to men wearing matching trousers, he’s addressing environmental problems caused by waste products such as fashion off-cuts or fabrics.

Michael Gah’s newest art piece

The Accra-resident artist designed his newest textile art piece, the large piece of five men wearing coordinating trousers, from clothing waste.

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Photos of Michael Gah and his work.
Ghana-based artist Michael Gah is converting clothing waste into beautiful artwork.
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”I got them from Kantamanto, and from a buddy who sews, and Woodin,” he said, Africanews reports.

For Gah, using textile waste is not just about finding cheap materials; he also has environmental reasons.

“I don’t want them to end up in the seas, in the gutters, to choke them,” the talented creative said.

Textile waste problem

Accra is a second-hand apparel hotspot in West Africa. Clothing from Western countries is delivered to Kantamanto Market. However, Ghana requires assistance in dealing with textile waste.

According to Yaw Akwaa Lartey, an environmental health expert, two million pieces of second-hand

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