Deep in the Forest, an Eco-Fashion Exhibit Visually Links Textiles with the Environment (Photos)

'Portable Pelt' 2009 by Tara Baoth Mooney, one of the curators of CCANW's Fashion Footprints exhibition. Photo: Sean Michael

In an effort to highlight the major social and environmental impacts of the fashion and textile industries, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) and graduates from the MA Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion present "Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches," which opened this weekend at CCANW's Project Space, in the heart of Haldon Forest Park (Exeter, Devon, UK).

The interactive exhibit acts as an "interface between humankind and the environment," including illustrated display panels; garments representative of reduced-waste processes by green fashion designers, including Alabama Chanin, Bodkin, Noir, and Ciel; and a video book by Nicole Mackinlay Hahn that explores various connections to the African maker. The exhibit aims to help visitors better understand how fashion and the environment are inextricably linked. Photos:

Video book by Nicole Mackinlay Hahn titled, "Open-Book, Open-Source - AFRICA."

Some of our favorite green fashion designers are taking part in the exhibit, including Ardalanish, Rachael Cassar, Finisterre, Minna Hepburn, Izzy Lane, Michelle Lowe-Holder, Henrietta Ludgate, Issey Miyake, John Patrick, ReMade in Leeds and Thieves.

Cape by Michelle Lowe Holder, dress by Minna Hepburn. Photo: J.P.Carvalho

Photo: J.P.Carvalho

Photo: J.P.Carvalho
All images courtesy of CCANW.

Visit CCANW for details, including directions and upcoming events. Ecco*Eco also posted some haunting photos from the exhibit. Take a look, here.

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Tags: Clothing | Sustainable Fabrics


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