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Contemporary fashion can reflect the past.

Design by Lynne Neil. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.
Design by Lynne Neil. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.

ECU Contemporary Fashion student eco designs include repurposed tablecloths, reworked woven cloth, hand-printed natural dyes and zero-waste cutting methods.

Design by Jack Gardner. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.
Design by Jack Gardner. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.

However, Course Coordinator Justine McKnight says creating sustainable fashion is not just about using recycled or repurposed materials.

“It’s about the attitude to the making process, with attention to detail and a focus on well-made garments that will last,” McKnight says.

“Many of our students go on to do their own collections and are fully aware of being sustainable, it’s not just about the environment but, economically, it also makes sense not to waste materials.”

Design by Kate Tavener. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.
Design by Kate Tavener. Image courtesy of Songy Knox.

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