I had been collecting tags from clothing at upcucling events I held over the past 2 years. They were to be used for the ultimate #WhoMadeMyClothes shirt for Fashion Revolution week. During this week, Designers and consumers are asked to turn their shirts inside out and ask, show the tag and ask the brand "Who made this?" Asking who grew the cotton for the fabric, who spun the fiber, who sewed the garment and were they paid a fair wage? Fashion is the second most polluting industry after oil so in this Fashion Revolution we're asking for transparency in the supply chain.
No one likes an angry activist so I took what was once destined to be trash and made in into a garment that sparks conversations
I can wear my principles and say, #ImadeThisShirt !
The below shirt lived a previous life as a men's button up casual shirt. I bought it on discount from The Goodwill to be used for a male model in the annual eco fashion show I co-organized here in Miami. After the show, no one wanted it so it was destine for the trash. That is until I reimagned it as the below!
STEP 1: CONVERT THE SHIRT
A pattern was made so that the shirt could be measured twice, cut once. The sleeves were even reused!
STEP 2: PINNING ON THE TAGS
STEP 3 : STYLE AND ROCK IT LIKE IT'S HAUTE
Fellow Designer, Juany and I at Fashion Revolution Miami held this past April 28, 2018 at Sharron Lewis Design Center