‘Beyond the Fruit Bowl’ is a collection of knitted fashion fabrics inspired by fruit and vegetables. I wanted to explore the idea of our need for perfection when it comes to shopping, and raise awareness of the issue surrounding food waste in the UK. Often imperfect, wonky produce is left behind due to our hunt for aesthetically pleasing food. This leads to increased food waste which is damaging our planet more and more every day. Throughout this project I wanted to explore the colours and textures found in unconventional fruit and vegetables. I used techniques such as partial knit to allow me to explore more three-dimensional forms. I enjoyed using different methods of fabric manipulation to produce distorted silhouettes. I also experimented with more open structures to create varying fabric weights and reflect decay.