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Sustainability in fashion

Forms Of Sustainable Fashion

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It isn’t news that our beloved planet is in danger, and it is imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure its long and healthy existence. Saying no to fast fashion brands manufacturing clothes that utilise thousands of litres of water and eventually end up in landfills is where we can begin. Going a step further, we can be conscious creators of sustainable fashion through the methods that are available to us.

1. Zero-Waste Fashion

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We can minimize waste by ensuring there is no extra fabric being discarded during the creation of a garment. This can be done at the pre-consumer level either by making sure the garment does not have any excess cut-offs or unwanted extra fabric or if we do end up with excess material, we can put them to use in the creation of another garment. At JD Institute of Fashion Technology, all students of fashion design are taught of the numerous ways to exercise zero waste.

At the post-consumer level, we can encourage customers to reuse and recycle old clothes to give them a new lease on life. Sarees can be turned into curtains, jeans can be turned into tote bags, and students at the leading design institute will be trained to create garments that can be re-purposed.

2. 3D Seamless Knitting

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The simplest way to explain this is digitised knitting. Say, like a 3D printer, but for knits. 3D knitting essentially reduces the cost of creating each knit, thereby saving time and labour costs. Seamless, because who likes seams? The garment is designed to fall along the contours of the customer’s body,so it takes the shape of their silhouette, giving them a flattering look. Diploma in fashion design students can acquire knowledge of this method and take advantage of it to create sustainable garments.

3. Dyeing

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Most clothes, and particularly denim, are coloured with synthetic dye, which is incredibly harmful not just to the environment, but also because of the toxic chemicals used that can cause grave damage to those involved in the creation of the garments. Sustainable dyeing uses far less water, and even reuses water, keeping the toxins released