This concept is inspired by nature’s beauty and resiliency. The design goes against fast fashion by focusing on circular fashion, and by using sustainable materials to produce high-quality garments that will last through years of wear and washing. The end goal of the garment is to be 100% biodegradable. By using high-quality sustainable materials, the garment is ensured to withstand the test of time. Focusing on nature’s power and beauty, I chose a 100% linen fabric that I will hand dye with organically grown beets to achieve a striking and powerful color, reminding us of the resources the earth provides us. The garment is designed to age with you (everyone’s body changes shape and size as we age), with a slightly oversized top and a double wrap skirt that will expand with the body as it changes. The garments are staple pieces, and they can be mixed and matched with other clothes to give the consumer more options and use. To create a garment that promotes circular fashion, it needs to be biodegradable. The garment will be made from linen fabric with cotton thread (there are no buttons or zippers). The topstitching on the garment makes it more durable, while giving it texture and intriguing details. The beets are locally sourced by a women-led small business. They are grown organically and will be used to hand dye the garment. The garment set is garment dyed to produce a unique color, resulting in less water needed in the dying process.
Organically grown beets, 100% linen fabric, cotton thread, water for dying process, stainless steel pot (for dying the fabric).
About the Artist
Hi, I’m Morgan. I’m a senior at the University of Texas studying for a Bachelors in Textiles and Apparel through the College of Natural Sciences. I’m a fabric, design, dog, and outdoors lover. I work as a TA for computer aided design apparel at UT. This summer I’m working for a small apparel business as an intern! I have a love for sustainable design, and I’m constantly looking to learn more.
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