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Stroud Oxfam and College art students collaborate on sustainability project

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Following the success of their previous collaboration, the Stroud branch of Oxfam and the Stroud School of Art at SGS College have once again joined forces on a project aimed at reshaping the fashion industry’s approach to sustainability.

Oxfam has generously donated unsellable garments to be upcycled and transformed into hand-crafted pieces by the art students with the resulting creations being showcased in the shop’s window display, highlighting the beauty and potential of sustainable fashion.

The students were tasked with using mainly recycled fabrics, including materials sourced from donations and those obtained independently. This initiative was born out of a collective recognition of the environmental impact of the fashion industry, which produces over 100 billion new garments annually, straining the planet’s resources beyond sustainability.

IMG 1790 | Stroud Oxfam and College art students collaborate on sustainability project

Lichen Davenport, Art & Design Lecturer at SGS College, Stroud School of Art, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating: “This partnership with Oxfam provides our learners with an invaluable opportunity to showcase their exceptional upcycling skills and demonstrate that sustainable fashion can be both cutting-edge and environmentally responsible.”

The window display, featuring the students’ innovative designs, will be open for public viewing from March 4th to March 18th, offering a glimpse into the future of sustainable fashion.

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