Redress, an active promoter of sustainable fashion in Asia, carries through a year-long campaign, the 365 Challenge to promote second-hand and discarded materials as a source of great fashion.
Glad to say that Piret Mägi, one of the young designers of Trash to Trend has sent part of her collection "A trip to Bangladesh" to participate in the challenge in November.
The four pieces of garments sent for the Redress campaign represent a great story as an example how upcycling can be spread by cooperation between designers and producers and by spreading upcycling methods from one to another. Piret's collection was created as an internship project due to collaboration between the Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian upcycling designer Reet Aus and Beximco, the largest fabric and garment producer in Bangladesh. In addition to the leftovers from Beximco, Piret used leftovers by Sangar, Estonian producer making mainly men’s shirts. All pieces were made of over-production or scrap products, the so-called pre-consumer waste.
Great work Piret! Hope to have the items up on sales at TTT soon
Here's a video for you to see the collection being presented at the ERKI Fashion Show.