Sustainable Fashion Show

Presenting better and more ecofriendly ways to make clothing


Nila Meijvogel and Kyra Sloff students Business and Fashion, 2nd year “The focus of Zadkine Business & Fashion students is learning to apply sustainable practices to our everyday lives as much as possible. As a college and in our course, we stand up for the importance of the environment. Students are the future, so we need to be more aware of these problems. By showing people how wonderful sustainable fashion can be, we are trying to persuade people to be sustainable too. Our fashion show will mainly focus on the problems the fashion industry causes. You’ll see amazing pieces with the intention of putting the spotlight on polluted water and drought, and water being the source of life. The items shown in the fashion show are made of sustainable materials and reusable products. Think for example of all the plastic bottles we see in rivers and the oceans these days.”

Franklin Carter student Business and Fashion, 1st year

“Working on this project as a student I have learned a lot. I had little to no clue what fast fashion was doing to our world and people. After reading articles about it, I found out that the fashion industry is now the second largest generator of pollution on Earth after oil, with 300,000 tons of used clothing going to landfill in 2016 in the UK alone. Rivers are being polluted by dyeing cotton fabric. These chemical pollutants turn waterways into abnormal, anaerobic environments. Fibres like polyester and nylon are essentially made from plastic and don’t biodegrade at all.  However both types of clothing will have been bleached, dyed and printed with chemicals during the production process. Once in landfill, these chemicals leach into the soil and groundwater. I’ve gained so much perspective and inspiration just by looking at my class and how they are making their ecofriendly clothing."

Sustainable Fashion show V2 - Library 2019

Photo: TU Delta

Zadkine Let's Talk About Water Sustainable Fashion Show - 20 February 2019

RiverBlue | Movie


Be on time! There's room for only 40 people.

RiverBlue chronicles an around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry. He examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. RiverBlue brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the use in manufacturing and disposal of toxic chemicals for our favorite iconic products. But will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.

Can the creativity and energy of youth provide inspiration for the rest of us? Can fashion save the planet? Will this documentary change your clothes’ shopping behavior in the long term?

Trailer for RiverBlue

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