Design students from the Royal School of Needlework have joined forces with menswear label E. Tautz to encourage sustainability within the fashion industry. Launching its new autumn/winter 2020 collection, E. Tautz showcased hand embroidery skills in a drive to 'make do and mend', highlighting the need for sustainability in the industry.
RSN degree students worked collectively to create hand-embroidered patches made from upcycled materials, which were darned and mended for the new collection. The range was unveiled at London Fashion Week Men's.
"Fashion is a celebration of the joy of creativity and craftsmanship," says Patrick Grant, creative director at E Tautz. "Our version of fashion creates clothes that have meaning, clothes that are loved and cherished. Every piece is made to last. If you love your clothes, wear them until they wear out, and when they do fix them. When your clothes can no longer be fixed, recycle them. We are very grateful to the Royal School of Needlework whose students have resurrected and elevated the skills of needlework to give extra life to our garments."
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