Fashion, design & sustainability // teacher / researcher / designer

Fashioning Now

For anyone with an interest in sustainable design and fashion, a new exhibition will be opening at the UTS gallery in late July. Bringing together fashion design, textiles, illustration and digital media, the exhibition aims to present new models for the fashion industry to move forward for a less wasteful, more sustainable future. Most excitingly, …

Jean Genie

With all the talk of recycling and upcycling and so on, I was intrigued by a DVD I watched the other day featuring¬†Charlene O’Brien, a Western Australian fashion designer. One particular process was using denim offcuts to create a yarn. The scrap denim was colour-sorted, then shredded, then respun into a sturdy yarn (like an …

Eco-fashion collections

Last night I went to an exhibition ‘Stitch Made Hands’ in Surry Hills, of photography, fashion and illustration. Fellow ex-UTS-ite Rachael was showing her latest collection of couture garments, so I went along.     Rachael Cassar creates couture garments from luxury salvaged fabrics – leather, silk, lace… Her pieces are hand-embellished with thousands of …