Olivia Campbell

HONOURS

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INVISIBLE CHANGES

My honours work as a fashion designer aims to show how small, almost invisible, choices, like thread, can make a very real difference to the fashion industry. This pile of fabric scraps represents the waste from making one tee shirt: 24 grams.

Most people own several tee shirts, and there are five million people in New Zealand. That means around 120 tonnes of waste fabric going to landfill when discarded. Imagine how much waste is created with making tee shirts globally; now imagine the waste from all the other garments that are made as well.

My fashion designs use compostable components: fabric, thread and elastic. Each garment is biodegradable and therefore home compostable. This means my garments help create a greener, safer, sustainable planet.