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Eco Design and Slow Fashion

Fri 11 Jun

Multiple days: The Atrium

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Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950

Amazing costumes and even wedding dresses can be made from upcycled textiles.

Eco-Designer, Kate Mason, uses vintage and pre-loved household fabrics to create one-of-a-kind occasion wear and wedding dresses. 

On display is one of her most eye catching items. 

Kate says, "I always try to use existing resources rather than new ones. This is important to me as I believe that a lack of sustainability and increasing waste are huge problems within the clothing industry.  

"By reusing fabric and clothing it extends their life, reduces waste and helps minimise additional new clothing being made."

Dancer, Rosy May. Photographer, Kezia Tan Photo.

Kate created the outfit on display for a film production. She says, "This outfit was used to dance a style called the Biguine which is derivative of West African, Indigenous Caribbean and Colonial French/European styles of dance.  

"The fabric is based on the madras check and this style of outfit can be seen in multiple islands including Martinique, Guadeloupe and St Lucia."