Friday, 30 May 2008

Compost Couture

Fashion students at Heriot Watt University's School of Textile and Designs have designed a range of clothes to be worn in the garden and then thrown on a compost heap.

The students have produced two collections entitled Gardening Meets Haute Couture and Gardening Clothing Using Green Fibres. They were challenged to make the clothes using organically produced or eco-friendly fabrics and a range of materials including hemp and potato starch were used to put together the outfits.

Apparently the challenge was to make "something a gardener would actually wear"!

No doubt the students took inspiration from watching GW where His Organic Jerkinness has been striding the long borders in his eco-garments for some time.

Carol Klein will wear anything as long as it involves a long scarf and Joe will wear anything the producers tell him to - what else could explain the Malvern hat?

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