EVERY yr, about 100 billion items of clothes are made, of which 30% usually are not offered and as much as 85% of textiles find yourself in landfills.
As if that’s not alarming sufficient, after we wash garments, 500,000 tonnes of microfibres are launched into the ocean yearly – an equal of fifty billion plastic bottles, in response to Taylor’s College deputy vice-chancellor and chief tutorial officer Prof Dr Pradeep Nair.
As such, to lift consciousness of and advocate for moral and environmentally pleasant trend, the varsity just lately held a trend present to spotlight the manufacturing of sustainable clothes.
Themed “Love, Earth”, the occasion dubbed “The Present” centered on sustainability and featured a ready-to-wear assortment of some 60 clothes designed by 24 trend design expertise programme college students.
Bachelor of Trend Design Know-how first-year pupil Dania Mefiana Putri Ong, who created a set of zero waste trend for the occasion, stated she didn’t know what sustainable trend entailed previous to her participation in “The Present”.
“As soon as we have been knowledgeable that the theme of the present revolved round sustainability, we started studying about it. I additionally did my very own analysis to grasp the subject higher to assist me create my designs.
“This expertise has made me need to get into sustainable trend – notably zero waste – extra significantly, as a result of not a single piece of clothes is wasted through the design course of,” stated Dania, who hails from Indonesia.
Malaysian designer Hatta Dolmat, who mentored the scholars for 14 weeks, described the scholars as “spectacular and galvanizing” as a consequence of their information of the United Nations’ Sustainable Growth Targets (UN SDGs) and the way in which they introduced their trend designs.
Producing sustainable trend in Malaysia continues to be a battle, he stated, as most trend designers view it as a burden as a consequence of their lack of expertise of the subject.
“The scholars confirmed that they’ve a transparent goal and route as aspiring designers and usually are not merely creating glamorous outfits that don’t profit nature,” he instructed the media.
The occasion was held on the varsity’s Subang Jaya campus on July 15.
Prof Pradeep stated the daunting variety of garments which can be wasted yearly is a wake-up name for customers, the style business and schooling suppliers to equip future trend designers with the information, agility and creativity to deal with such advanced issues.
“We proceed to handle present market wants and to assist the nation’s social and financial improvement by pushing the envelope in pedagogy and by aligning our college students to social causes and considerations with the Taylor’sphere ecosystem.
“Recycled uncooked supplies corresponding to T-shirts and plastics have been utilized by our inside structure and trend design expertise college students to create artwork and texture braided items for ‘The Present’,” he stated, including that the style design expertise programme incorporates technology-enabled studying and impact-based strategy in order that college students graduate with expertise to design apparels with a goal and to leverage expertise.
“The Present” was a joint collaboration between the varsity, Kuala Lumpur Trend Week, Life Line Clothes Malaysia, FashinFidelity, and Hatta.
Divided into three segments, it unveiled the experimental art-to-wear assortment from recycled denim and clothes trims, the zero waste trend assortment utilizing Taylor’s Modern Sample Drafting Approach that utilises each a part of the textile, and the style revolution assortment to assist the UN SDGs by repurposing and reusing textiles from waste supplies.