Zero waste denim
Technical drawings on Illustrator
I have been recycling two total jeans into a new piece of clothing. I reused all the different parts, and even the labels. I think it is important as a fashion designer to experiment with recycling materials. The fashion industry in very polluting for the earth and we all schould look for alternative ways to make clothing more sustainable.
I bleached and dyed the jeans to make the jeans less reconizable. I used the waistband of both jeans to create a belt around the waist. The top part, and the sleeves are a complete jeans. The skirt part is also a complete jeans draped around the hips. The pockets, labels and zippers are replaced to make this dress. I used hand stitching with wool on different places on the dress to sew it together, and give it an overall look.
Fabric Try-outs with dye, bleach and stitching