A Tonne of Clothes

350,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing ends up in UK landfill every year. We installed a tonne of them in the middle of Brighton’s Open Market to start a conversation about what we can do about textiles waste. As part of this process we invited local designers, upcyclers and fashion and textiles students from Northbrook College to create new pieces from the discarded clothes. The finished designs were then exhibited at Brighton Fashion Week 2015’s Industry Networking event.