The purpose of this design project “Trash to trend: to Create an upcycled collection using second-hand clothes and left-over fabrics” is to showcase how to give a second life to our preloved clothes. Aiming to develop an upcycled garment collection using second-hand garments and leftover fabrics. I have used leftover fabrics, end of the roll, and second-hand garments collected from the University sewing lab, scrap shop, and second-hand garments collected from friends and other mates. This result in an upcycled garment with minimal environmental impact and a transparent production cycle. The inspiration for this project is taken from architecture in Scotland. The patterns and shapes from the architecture are used to create the silhouette and patterns for my collection. I have used the technique of interloping the patterns to create a design element, which is been done on the leftover fabric and this design element is added to the second-hand garment to give them a new life.
As a designer, I am more responsible to create something not only for our future but also for our environment. Upcycling second-hand clothes or used clothes is the key to my project. We should know the value of the environment; we should not give more burden on it. We should “Start Love loving our pre-loved”.