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Every three years in Britain, a billion tonnes of clothing ends up as waste. Designers at all levels are increasingly turning their focus to sustainable ways of creating fashion designs using more environmentally friendly methods. On this practical and creative short course you will learn how to create unique, sustainably made garments and give items of clothing a new lease of life.
Using a pre-loved item of clothing, you will learn how to apply design principles and hand sewing construction techniques to make a unique piece of upcycled, sustainable clothing. You will obtain the skills needed to create numerous design ideas and based using deconstruction and reconstruction techniques. You will leave the course with a completed garment and technical file of samples.
Students will consider ethical and sustainable techniques and how individuals can play their part in stopping unwanted clothes going to landfill.
You will need to bring at least two of your own garments to use during this course.
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
A certificate of completion:
This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
On this practical and creative short course you will learn how to create unique, sustainably made garments and give items of clothing a new lease of life.