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Green Week: Sustainable fashion at LCF

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20 February 2014

The Centre For Sustainable Fashion's mindful yurt for Green Week 2014
Green Week 2014: Vegetable printing workshop
Green Week 2014: Susie Wareham, MA Fashion Futures, dyeing with woad

Students and staff have been learning and creating for Green Week 2014 with workshops and art events across the college.

LCF’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion installed an incredible yurt at High Holborn, encouraging students, staff and visitors to take time to relax and consider their role in creating a sustainable future.

Knowledge, skills and creative ideas were shared at the many workshops run across the college. Anna-Maria Hesse of sustainable design studio, Here Today Here Tomorrow, led a vegetable printing workshop, creating designs out of organic forms to reuse and upcycle old clothing.

Meanwhile, Susie Wareham (MA Fashion Futures) led a workshop in natural dyeing with woad, sharing her knowledge of environmentally friendly dyes and organic colours.

Another MA Fashion Futures designer leading a workshop was alumna Anja Crabb, who shared her ‘knit and knot’ skills, reusing old t-shirts to create contemporary jewellery pieces.

Paying a visit to LCF to share their knowledge was clothing charity, TRAID, whose bins are located around the site, ahead of a student visit to TRAID’s warehouse and factory in the summer term. Also talking to students was ethical textile sourcing company, Offset Warehouse.

LCF’s film club welcomed students and staff for a screening of the award winning documentary, Waste Land to celebrate and explore the green week theme of waste and recycling.

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