SUSTAINABLE design is at the forefront of Selvedge 2 Selvedge – a pattern-making philosophy developed by Alice Sutton and Amy Taylor.
Former CIT fashion students, Alice and Amy make use of the whole piece of cloth when creating garments in an attempt at achieving zero waste.
“The cloth of a garment is often forgotten in the final garment, this system introduces a meaningful relationship to cloth lost in production,” says Alice who has started her own label called Edition.
She came together with Amy, who has a label called Aylor, while they were studying because they were both interested in sustainable design.
“CIT has really been a great platform for getting into the industry. And they really promote sustainable design,” Alice says.
“While we were in third year, we started looking at the concept of zero waste and thinking it was a really great philosophy, but it needed more to make it more meaningful.
“Selvedge 2 Selvedge is more than just the pattern making, it’s about being transparent with our ideas.”
The 22-year-old also uses sustainable fabrics such as bamboo, which is made in Queensland.
“Selvedge 2 Selvedge is a way of working and a philosophy. On our blog we show our pattern making so that other people can be inspired by it,” she says.
“My clothes always have a rustic feel to them and are very drapey. They are highly wearable and a lot of my pieces are designed to layer.”
More information at www.selvedge2selvedge.blogspot.com.au
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