To reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the global fashion industry, consumers are increasingly encouraged to buy fewer items that they value more and explore alternative models of fashion sharing. Community Couture combines bespoke slow fashion principles with traditions of storytelling through textile.
The visual design for the garment itself is unique, a tapestry representing 37 community responses to the question “How does the world look or feel to you right now?”. The garment, available to rent, serves as a visual, collaborative legacy of those who contributed and the stories they wanted to preserve for future generations.
Taking 600 hours to complete, the handcrafted jacket is made of discarded fabric from a t-shirt factory, painstakingly applied to a pattern to avoid any waste.