April 30, 2020

Can we sustain our wardrobes and save our planet?

Nicole Christie, 24

We are a generation of disposability which is influenced by attractive low prices within the fashion industry. Companies are able to produce more than they ever have within short turnaround times. In the UK alone £140m worth of clothing, roughly 650,000 tonnes, was sent to landfill in 2019. Ellipsis is a sustainable luxury womanswear brand that believes in creating timeless artisanal garments. Collections are designed and handmade by myself in an Era of mass production. The collections are capsule allowing customers to have a sense of exclusivity and be unique. As Ellipsis is a high-end luxury brand consumers invest in the garments and they become key pieces in their wardrobes, therefore not intensifying the fast fashion crisis. Elllipsis are hopeful that in years to come they will be able to hire creating jobs in a country with very little fashion opportunities. March 27th 2019, there was only 360 fashion intern jobs in the UK available to apply for, posted on Indeed. Within the 360, only 1 intern job was in Glasgow. Although Scotlands creative industry contributes £5 billion to Scotland economy every year, the number of intern jobs and graduate jobs within Fashion in the country are very low

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