Fashion students make sustainability statement

4th March 2021

Fashion students at Stratford-upon-Avon College have produced a striking photoshoot centred on the theme of sustainability.

Level 3 Fashion & Textiles students, Zara Underhill and Sophie MacLauchlan, entitled their final project ‘Collections’. The students produced clothes using a collection of safety pins, scrap fabrics and rubber gloves, and adopted various techniques to create stunning effects.

Fashion lecturer, Louisa Figus comments: “The students in year 1 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 land fill, into new garments or homeware items.”

With the current climate crisis, industries are having to adapt and change, and Fashion is no different. Recognising the gravity of this issue and the responsibility that the Fashion industry bears, Louisa believes it is vital to equip the future generation of Fashion creatives with the skills needed to action this shift and foster a more ethical and sustainable future for the industry.

Fashion student Jena Harding posted this TikTok video focusing on, reuse, repurpose & recycle

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