This summer I have participated in a sustainable fashion project called WHITE. The project is an “upcycling fashion challenge” and collaboration between Future Threads Project (FTP) and the clothing company Stormie Poodle. While my own participation as designer was driven mainly out of curiosity and design interest (and as private person), the other seven designers were Swedish fashion students from Beckmans etc. The task for each designer was to create one or several unique items each from reused hotel linen, specifically a white cotton duvet cover. (Stormie Poodle is a company that upcycles hotel textiles to create ethically produced and health- and environmentally friendly children’s clothes. With a positive outcome of WHITE, the company may well choose to put some of the designs into production.) Some behind-the-scene pictures can be seen here in the online magazine of FTP. See also this FTP’s article.
The resulting designs of WHITE will be shown during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm in August 2013. At a spacious venue on Regeringsgatan 57, the creations are to be exhibited on August 27 (for press and invitation only) and on August 28 (for the public), as part of Future Fashion Exhibition (FFE). The FFE itself is a sustainable fashion event organized by Future Threads Project, Sustainable Fashion NOW and SwapShop. The entire FFE event will not only involve the WHITE exhibition but also a fashion show with established designers, such as Uniforms for the Dedicated, Alice Fine, MINNA PALMQVIST, etc. Hope to see you there.