I am creating a cheaper, durable, and sustainable
alternative for a formal dress made from thrifted and deconstructed fabrics.
800,000 tonnes of Australian clothing and textiles are
discarded each year, attributed to the effects of fast fashion which at times
takes qualitative shortcuts for an expensive price.
My solution aims to minimise fabric wastage while also reinforcing
it through use of different stitches and patterns. The garment will be
adjustable, and due to it’s sourcing from charity stores, the expenses will
help marginalised groups.
Could I please have some advice on ameliorating the
conditions of used fabrics?