Kelly and Betony, opened a show of up-cycled fashion at Gaffa Gallery as part of Sydney Design Festival. They collected piles of old unwanted cloths and transformed them into stunning new pieces (and a super awesome rainbow pyramid!). There was also a workshop, showing people how to re-invent their own old clothes. This exhibition (and very soon their new label) was about sustainable, ethical fashion. I think most people who read this regularly are pretty thrifty and committed to these sustainable fashion ideals, but it is exciting to see some artistic and commercial ventures that share and promote this mind-set. Check out Kelly's blog - transparent seams for more on ethical fashion.
I wore my up-cycled curtain dress, but was too engrossed in the exhibition to get any good shots. Besides, Bet and Kelly's creations are far more exciting. Do look closely at Bet's shirt below - it is made of three men's dress shirts and two collars have become sleeves - genius! The show is on till August 6th.