Well Fashioned Eco Style in the UK
05 Dec 2006
The Well-Fashioned exhibition examines the growing eco-fashion industry, showcasing the work of designers who are tacklings eco-issues head on
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WellFashioned is a UK exhibition which explores the future of the £43million eco-fashion industry and is presenting the work of designerswho are working towards tackling some of the ecological issues that thefashion industry creates.
Sometimesregarded as frivolous and unnecessary by campaigners, fashion canactually play a vital part in creating our identity and culturallanguage, explains the Curator of Well Fashioned, Rebecca Earley. Withnearly one million tons of textiles ending up in landfill sites eachyear, taking decades to decompose, this is an issue not to be ignored.
Theexhibition showcases eco-exhibits like customised denim,multi-functional streetwear, eco-friendly wedding dresses and recycledevening wear. The aim is to prove that eco-fashion in the UK is notjust beautiful but innovative and well constructed in all areas ofproduction.
RebeccaEarley says: ‘I became aware that the pollution and damage caused bythe textile and fashion industry was on par with the chemicalindustry.’ She has since been making sure her studio practice is asgreen’ as possible and inspiring others, through her teachingpositions, to follow suit.
WellFashioned is now at Portsmouth’s City Museum and Records Office until7th January 2007 and from 20th January to 3rd March at Bilston CraftsGallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, near Walsall.
Contact: the Crafts Council
44a Pentonville Road, Islington,
London, N1 9BY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 7700
Photos: © the Crafts Coucil
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