15th Apr, 2021

Stratford students' 'rubbish' fashion-shoot aims to set an example

RUBBER gloves, safety pins and scrap fabric were among materials at the heart of a photoshoot promoting sustainable fashion.

Fashion and Textiles students from Stratford College, Zara Underhill and Sophie MacLauchlan, entitled their final project ‘Collections’.

The students upcycled an assortment of odds and ends, which otherwise might have ended up in landfill, to create the clothes.

Fashion lecturer Louisa Figus said: “The students in year one fashion have risen to the challenge of tackling the issue of sustainability within the fashion industry by exploring methods to re-purpose, reuse and recycle collections of unwanted thrown away items and fabrics, that would otherwise end up in landfill, into new garments or homeware items.”

Recognising the gravity of the issue of unsustainable ‘fast fashion’ and the responsibility that the industry bears, Louisa believed it was vital to equip the future generation of fashion creatives with the skills to foster a more ethical and greener future for the industry.

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