Based in Stockholm, Sweden is ever accustomed to the fight on sustainability and local sourcing but in a new Exhibition held right within the walls of UAL, Filippa Knutsson founder behind namesake label Filippa K is challenging the industry to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle.
In Partnership with UAL and Mistra Future fashion after a two-year research project, titled ‘Circular Design Speeds’ the trio dive into science, psychology and our shopping habits for a better tomorrow. Using innovative methods of production, Filippa K has now unveiled a 100% recycled and recyclable coat, and a concept dress that is 100% bio-based and biodegradable. The pieces will join the brand’s existing Front Runner – items designed as sustainably as possible from raw materials to decomposition, helping Filippa K achieve their 2030 aim of becoming fully circular and producing entirely sustainable collections.
Now Whilst the exhibition doesn’t give you all the answers, it poses the right questions and brings the conversation of sustainability to the forefront of fashion, being 1 of the major environmental impacts on the World after oil.
Whilst in conversation with Elin Larsson, Sustainability Director at Filippa K on whether sustainability was an option for all she said….“Transformations are difficult, there are so many options out there that make it possible to be able to change, but I think it’s more about mindset, it’s about designer collaborations. Here (at Filippa K) we believe in the bigger picture, collaborations can get us there.” Larsson then went on to say “It’s really about integrating the sustainability message – across product manufacturing, communications and especially across social media. Our goal is to not to think sustainability as a separate subject within different departments. It’s about all of us doing our part. As brands, we have this responsibility.”
To Note: The Exhibit titled ‘Disrupting Patterns’ will run publicly from Saturday, 24th November 10 am – 6 pm to12pm – 4 pm on Sunday, 25th November @ Chelsea College of Arts | 18 John Islip St | SW1P 4JU
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