Biodegradable Fashion

Initially I became inspired by using fruit and veg as a medium when I looked at Yeonju Sung’s wearable fashion series.

I started to experiment and make my own pieces considering the qualities of different fruit and veg. I liked the idea that my sculptures would biodegrade after I had photographed them and then could be used as a natural fertiliser.

This lead to me thinking how unsustainable the fast fashion industry is, in terms of its linear consumption pattern, unethical production and huge environmental implications. I very much enjoyed working with organic material meaning that everything was kept in a close loop system.

 

Contemporary Art Practise – Document explaining biodegradable fashion project