My name is Faye Donald, I am a 3rd year fashion and textile BA student at University Centre Doncaster.
I will be commencing my dissertation in the coming week and am looking for discussions with like minded people, students or designers on starting out with the cost of sustainable materials. Last year I hand knitted a jumper and sourced 100% wool, which cost me £150 for the wool alone, with labour costs on top of this I was concerned that this would be an unrealistic goal for a new designer to sell.
This year my final collection will consist of 6 outfits and I was looking to find alternative sources for eco friendly fabrics for sewing or yarns for hand knitting. As our designs are meant to be accessible to the commercial market I don't think using up cycling will be an option as they couldn't be reproduced.
In reality I would love to be 100% ethical and sustainable but the only thing that stands in the way is the cost, does anybody else struggle with the same problems?
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