First year FdA Designer Pattern Cutter students (now BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting) have kicked off an industry collaboration with the charity Sue Ryder.
With a brief set by the charity which asks the student to recycle and upcycle in order to create innovative fashion pieces, the students were guided by ethical fashion entrepreneur Nin Castle.
Nin is founder of ethical fashion label, Good One, which specialises in upcycling to create cutting edge design.
Working with Sue Ryder and Nin, the students have begun experimenting with second hand garments from the charity, which sells second hand clothing in its fundraising stores across the UK. The project is called ‘Saved’.
Michelle Watton , Business Development Co-ordinator at Sue Ryder, spoke about her excitement at working with the LCF students on ‘Saved’, adding:
“Nin’s experience of using recycled textiles whilst still creating excellently designed clothes clearly inspired the students.”
The project will continue over the summer term with students realising their upcycled designs.
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