Jess Strain Bronze

Discipline Winner
Fashion & Textiles

Theme
Environment + Sustainability

University
Loughborough University

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The design promotes using the appropriate natural resources for the appropriate garment life cycle. The Biodegradable Kimono is made from crepe paper, it takes the notion of fast fashion and appropriates the materials being used. Garments that are only going to be worn 4 times should be made from a material that is only going to last 4 wears. Thus, the kimono can live a guilt-free fast life cycle whilst minimising the environmental impact. The kimono itself can be recycled in mainstream paper recycling facilities