Thursday, 19 May 2022

Slowing fast fashion down.

An obsession with cheap clothes which are only worn for a nanosecond before being discarded without thought has led to the modern phenomenon of "fast fashion" and it literally is costing the earth. Thankfully not everyone is willing to let this non sustainable situation continue and some are already taking positive steps forward to show that there are other ways to make garments which don't come at such a price.

One such fashion designer is Bethany Williams who graduated in 2017. She has set out to prove that things can be done differently and works in collaboration with different marginalised sectors of society to design and create clothes that use recycled materials. This works on so many levels as it brings about change via environmental and social development. Her work is bright, sassy and uses a fabulous range of techniques including weaving, knitting, patchwork, embroidery and patchwork. Everything is handmade right down to the buttons. During the pandemic she turned her hand to making scrubs for those working on the frontline. 







I was lucky enough to catch her work being exhibited at the Design Museum where I popped in for a quick visit on my lunchbreak from the London show we were working at last weekend. Truly inspirational. We need more people like Bethany pushing forwards.

Arilx

6 comments:

  1. I wish I had creativity and mad sewing skills to upcycle my clothes. Instead I just wear them forever- much more than fashion and style dictate. Well done to these designer's.

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    1. If you wear your clothes out then you're doing your bit. I'm very similar. All my stuff is second hand as it's a way of me affording better quality than cheap fashion items. Arilx

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  2. What fabulous designs and a fantastic ethos. We do need more people like Bethany in the fashion industry. xxx

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    1. They are inspirational and I liked the way that so many people were involved at all stages of making them. Arilx

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  3. That's all such wearable clothing too. I'd be completely inspired by that exhibition.

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    1. A fashion exhibition wasn't really what I was expecting in a design museum, but it was really eyecatching. One of the most needed things is socks and people struggle to find them in the charity shops. I don't think the ones round here accept socks as donations. Arilx

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