WESTON COLLEGE A-LEVEL TEXTILE STUDENTS HIGHLIGHT WASTE-NOT WANT-NOT SUSTAINABLE ETHICS WITH A RECYCLED CLOTHES SHOW
By YouPR | Friday, September 28, 2012, 17:11
CREATIVE A-Level students at Weston College are putting on a sustainable fashion show of recycled vintage clothes to breathe new life into old textiles.
Weston College students put together sustainable fashion exhibition
The 'Junky Exhibition' will go on display at the University Campus foyer from Monday, October 1st to Monday, 8th (excluding the weekend) and aims to highlight the problem of millions of tons of fabric being dumped in landfill.
Textile Design Lecturer, Nicola Stent, said: "This waste-not want-not project is a great way for students to create something new from something old and shows how easy it is to unlock the economic value of discarded clothes.
"It's estimated we throw out nearly a million tons of textiles annually – including shoes, bedding and curtains – and these could be recycled, generating millions of pounds."
The 17 students are also required to make some recycled jewellery and there will be a textile wall collage. Commissions can be taken for bespoke pieces of clothing.
The Junky Exhibition will be on display in the foyer of the Loxton Road campus between, 9am to 3pm from Monday, October 1st to Monday, October 8th (excluding Saturday and Sunday).
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