As a designer I utilise a range of stylistic techniques, drawing inspiration from natural patterns, landscapes and textures. My final collection ‘Textile Toxicity’ focuses on the environmental, ethical and sustainability issues of the textile industry; considering the detrimental impacts fast fashion has in encouraging textile waste, human exploitation and hazardous chemicals.
The expression of these complex issues is explored visually and presented through a range of practices and mediums, utilising print and adapting styles to convey intent. The versatility of prints portrays different facets of textile toxicity, using aesthetic design to depict current issues whilst remaining suitable for modern fashion markets.
‘Textile Toxicity’ is a visualised response to the increasing socio-political consciousness that is reshaping perspectives on fashion, demanding brands to change their methodology and adopt sustainable practices.
Print and Placement Design
Timorous Beasties, Glasgow
Tom Cody, London