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PATRICK MCDOWELL’S NEW ECO VENTURE

PATRICK MCDOWELL’S NEW ECO VENTURE

by CULTED
2 min

Patrick McDowell’s New Eco Venture.

Music by: Hicap – Kendrick Lamar Type Beat.

Giorgio:

It’s CULTED with your 60-second FASHION BLAST.

New York fashion week is well underway and is receiving criticism for its lack of sustainability.

The environmental impact of fashion shows is small in comparison to production and clothing manufacturing. But the making of brand-new clothing for each collection is contributing to the fashion industries damaging effect on the climate.

A small collection of eco-friendly designers are doing their part to help tackle the climate crisis and change the fashion industry for the better.

Today, we have Patrick McDowell with us, to talk a bit about this issue.

Patrick:

Hey, I’m Patrick McDowell, and I’m a sustainable fashion designer based in London.

I work with reclaimed fabrics and crystals from places like Burberry and Swarovski, and ethical knitwear from Wool And The Gang.

This London Fashion Week I’ll be doing a swap shop created by me. I’ll be showing a collection, but I’ve made nothing new.

I think Fashion Week’s a platform to show new ideas, and I’m hoping that’s what we can do with this swap shop.

I think it’s really important, as a designer, to show that you don’t actually need to create new things, but you can still be really creative, and create an interactive space that people can engage with at fashion week.

You can register for the British Fashion Council’s positive fashion exhibition through their website, and I hope that we can encourage other designers to take new steps and create systemic change.

Giorgio:

So guys, what other things can be done to make fashion weeks more eco? Let us know your thoughts below.

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