With climate change and mass consumerism destroying our planet, sustainability in fashion has become paramount. I researched many different fabrics and their sustainable aspects. I chose to work with 100% quality materials as they are easily recyclable or biodegradable.
In my research I focused on linen materials. Linen has many advantages over cotton in terms of sustainability. The flax plant requires less water than cotton, and furthermore the fabric is more durable than cotton, meaning the garment will last longer before it is discarded.
Woven linen has a rustic and traditional visual quality, which I wanted to contrast with a sharp contemporary design.The drapability of the linen is an advantage.