Sustainable Fashion Design – One Planet Norwich Festival

On Saturday 10th June 2018 I was lucky enough to be chosen to design a garment using recycled textiles for a fashion show demonstrating how recycled fabrics can be used. The fashion show saw 9 local designers display their amazing and unique creations on the catwalk.

The event saw numerous other stalls and activities all with the health of our environment in mind. Now more than ever we must look at how we can help reduce our impact on the environment.

Each designer was given a length of 6 metres of custom made fabric which was made from either fishing nets and carpets or plastic bottles. You truly couldn’t tell that it had once been rubbish it was really beautiful fabric! The fabric was of a heavy weight and stretched 4 ways. It also draped and moved so well. I was so excited to get to work on my garment after receiving the fabric!

Together with using the recycled textiles we had to come up with inventive ways to make the garment even more eco friendly, such as using secondhand buttons or thinking about how we construct it so it would be easy to disassemble at a later date to be turned into something else. Here’s my entry below:

Sustainable Fashion Design - One Planet Norwich Festival - The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns


On the day of the show I met my model, the lovely Rosy. She absolutely rocked it! She’s a dancer too, you can like her Facebook page to see more about her.


Here are the other fantastic garments by my fellow designers:


Sustainable Fashion Design - One Planet Norwich Festival - The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns

It was a great event to be a part of, I hope it has inspired more people to be eco-friendly and to realise the potential recycling has.

This design is called the Valentina Jumpsuit and will of course be available soon to download 🙂

I have to thank my business mentor from the Princes Trust who messaged me with the link to enter this competition!