Friday, May 30, 2008
My Couture Is Biodegradable. Yours?
"Oh this old thing... it's just a rag I found in my closet," takes on new meaning when one thinks about compostable clothing. At Heriot-Watt University School of Textile and Design in Galashiels, Scotland, students have done just that.
Using biodegradable materials like potatoes, nettle, and hemp students were asked to make both an evening outfit and a gardening frock. The catch was that all the garments had to be trashable after wearing.
The students' designs are being displayed at the annual Gardening Scotland Festival this weekend. Good stuff Scottish youth! We applaud you trashy clothes.