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Trash Fashion: Designing Out Waste: Science Museum, London

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Troubled by fast fashion and the enormous quantities of textiles that end up in landfills each year, London’s Science Museum is opening a new exhibition on June 26th titled Trash Fashion: designing out waste to showcase the latest innovations in design technology that will help produce wear without waste.

Several garments have been specially made for the exhibition and will be on display for the first time. Highlights include Suzanne Lee’s BioCouture jacket, a jacket grown in a bathtub from bacteria living on green tea that can be composted after its worn out; Donna Sgro’s dye-free dress made from Morphotex, a fabric that naturally reflects light to create color and shimmer; and a Mark Liu‘s zero-waste dress cut from one sheet of cloth into an elaborate jigsaw pattern, using every inch of fabric.

The exhibit will also spotlight innovative technology such as 3-D body scanning that creates perfectly fitted knitwear, laser technology that cuts, joins and patterns clothing to create a stitch-free process, and new manmade, earth-friendly textiles. We love that this exhibition demonstrates what we’ve long held to be true, that responsible design can still be fashion forward.

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