Sacred Heart Catholic School, Co. Offaly
The design is drawing attention to the carbon footprint made from the meat industry. As leather is a by-product, it’s production has high environmental costs being linked to serious sustainability issues. The extensive rearing of livestock in order to manufacture leather has severe environmental impacts such as deforestation, water and land overuse, and gas emissions. Because leather is a profitable trade, the outfit intends on giving the faux leather a rebirth instead of being disposed of and to show that you can reduce, reuse and recycle your faux leather at the same fashionable value.
Materials Used: The materials used for the design were old pieces of faux leather, which the team collected from friends, family, and kindly from charity shops. They have been manipulated in a variety of ways. For example: the hand sewing technique created elegant flowers in various different colours. The skill in using a sewing machine was mastered in order to create diverse textures, patterns and forms, giving the outfit a seamless yet elegant look.