Saturday, 22 January 2011

UnButton Ltd

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Zero Waste Fashion Systems is exhibiting at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World

I will be exhibiting my work on Zero Waste Fashion Systems at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) between 1st August - 21st November (preview 31st July). The exhibition is organised by CCANW and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion.

The first of its kind, it explores the idea of fashion and textiles acting as an interface between humankind and the environment. It intends to highlight the key problems and major environmental and social impacts that result from the fashion and textiles industries. The project considers realistic solutions embedded in existing practice, and seeks to dispel the ambivalence that is so often associated with fashion and sustainability.

For more information please see:

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sustainable Futures at The Design Museum

I recently made a trip to the Design Museums Sustainable Futures exhibition, definitely worth a visit.

A variety of different sustainable solutions on display, below are some of my favourites:

Socially sustainable, environmentally friendly materials and construction methods.
Self-sufficient and can be dismantled.
Consumes only what it can produce.
Project demonstrates how temporary structures can bridge the gap between the built environment and its community, providing greater awareness to sustainable issues.
Addressing sustainability from the standpoint of material and energy consumption, but also in community development.

City design that aims to be carbon neutral and recycle all of its own waste.

Shoe bag instead of a box which protects the shoe and also means there is no longer the need for a plastic bag at point of sale.
Less material used - weight is reduced during transportation.
8,500 tonnes less paper used.
20 million megajoules of electricity saved.
1 million less litres of fuel oil used.
1 million litres of water saved.
500,000 litres of diesel saved and 450 tonnes of plastic.
Packaging is still aesthetically pleasing.

132 tonnes of plastic saved by switching to a corn starch bag, and by folding the t-shirt 1 extra time.

Choice of material can't make a product sustainable on its own.
How the material is applied, function it's aimed to serve, how its lifecycle is considered are all important.

Online programme created to calculate carbon footprint.
Can be used as part of a businesses CSR programme.

Provides designers with information about how to systematically navigate sustainability issues.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Textile Futures Degree Show

23 Textile Futures Graduates present their work 18th – 24th June 2010

Venue :

Lethaby Gallery

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design,

Southampton Row London WC1B 4AP.


Friday 18th June – Private View – By Invitation Only

Saturday 19th June: 12-6pm

Monday 21st – Thursday 24th June 12-8pm.

All Welcome to attend.

MA Design for Textile Futures.

Monday, 10 May 2010

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Asos Launches An Online Recycling Resource

Just read this post from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion - Asos will launch an online marketplace allowing customers to sell their unwanted clothes.

Read the full article here:

This is potentially a great idea; another step towards a more sustainable future for the fashion industry!