06 Feb '18, 8am

#Sustainable #fashion: Students tackle Singapore’s textile waste https://t.co/2ptjxJmryD

#Sustainable #fashion: Students tackle Singapore’s textile waste https://t.co/2ptjxJmryD

While Singaporeans rush to buy new clothes to replace old ones in the run up to Chinese New Year, fashion students from the Raffles College of Higher Education in Singapore will instead spend the next few weeks working to upcycle donated clothes. As part of their school project, tertiary-level students and senior lecturers in fashion design and fashion marketing are collaborating with real estate developer City Developments Limited (CDL) and Eco-Business to collect, process and resell donated items for EcoBank, a charity initiative by the two firms. During a recent session held at City Industrial Building in eastern Singapore, students and lecturers spent hours categorising donated items and select clothes that were suitable for upcycling. Upcycling involves unstitching old garments, combining and reconstructing them; a process which not only demands the creative input of ...

Full article: http://www.eco-business.com/news/sustainable-fashion-stud...

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