Martin Margiela, Fashion, Design, Student, Inspiration, Audience & Context, Degree, Report, Sustainability

Martin Margiela, Fashion and Design student. photograph cracked paint or replicate this on fabric with thick acrylic paint

Sustainable textiles design using woven paper & dyed cotton waste to create textured fabrics with striated patterns // Miguel Mesa

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"Potosí" collection, by Colombian designer Miguel Mesa Posada quilt-like paper garments w recycled fibers / textile cotton waste home-dyed 40 colors (detail) w PET headpieces via trendland

Fermented Fashion: A New Dress Made of Microbes from Wine. | elephant journal {“Micro’be’ fermented fashion investigates the practical and cultural biosynthesis of clothing—to explore the possible forms and cultural implications of futuristic dress-making and textile technologies. Instead of lifeless weaving machines producing the textile, living microbes will ferment a garment."}

Donna Franklin and Gary Cass, whose Micro'be' red wine dress is made by allowing microbes to ferment and "grow" into fabric that on the surface, has an aesthetic very similar to the meat dress famously worn by Lady Gaga.

Vivienne Westwood is renowned for her leading role in ethical and sustainable fashion. She says 'this is not charity, this is work'. Her most recent Africa range provided 7,000 women with work and collaborates with the International Trade Centres Ethical Fashion Programme. This photograph was taken by renowned photographer Jeurgen Teller

Vivienne Westwood - Ethical Fashion Africa - producing clothing in Kenya under more ethical guidelines

Miguel Mesa first collection

Miguel Mesa first collection - Potosi Collection - garments made from quilted paper and home-dyed over 40 colors of textile cotton waste.

Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya has created a loom that can weave in three dimensions and used it to create a shoe sol...

Royal College of Art graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya has created a loom that can weave in three dimensions and used it to create a shoe sole.

Sydney-based emerging designer Bolor Amgalan, originally from Mongolia, has a passion for juxtaposing textiles and forming sustainability by focusing on zero-waste fashion.

Sydney-based emerging designer Bolor Amgalan, originally from Mongolia, has a passion for juxtaposing textiles and forming sustainability by focusing on zero-waste fashion.

Wool and the Gang // Wool And The Gang Sheepaca – Shacklewell Grey

Wool and the Gang's Sheepaca yarn is practically perfect in every way. This yarn combines the best qualities of two amazing fibres - the result is a lovely round yarn with the drape of alpaca and the springiness and elasticity of merino wool!

KWA Sustainable knitting: Wool And The Gang Jersey Be Good – Emerald Green #knitwithattitude #MayaKnits

KWA Sustainable knitting: Wool And The Gang Jersey Be Good – Emerald Green

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