In celebration of Zero Waste Scotland, two scottish designers have gone all out, scouring the rails of the Salvation Army warehouse, to create the ultimate couture collection. Their mission: to value our clothing, and prove that our trash can be somebody else’s treasure, when you’ve got the design skills and a fun, creative mind. Let’s stop sending our old t-shirts to landfill sites, when there are fun, environmentally friendly alternatives out there .
The thrifty duo spent twelve weeks rifling through mountains of second hand clothing, as part of a project with Love Your Clothes Campaign, and Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Textile specialist Jemma Wood said of the designs;
“Using inspiration from the art-deco features, I created hand drawn artwork which was then transformed into repeat patterns and placement prints. All of the garments, panelling & embroidered details are inspired by the symmetrical geometric art deco structures.”
The collection of upcycled outfits was modelled at the Salvation Army’s flagship store, by former Miss Scotland and Miss United Kingdom, Nicola Mimnagh.