- Posted by Jenny Ioannou
- Aquafil, exhibition, fisheries, marine litter, netherlands
Exciting news! The “Healthy Seas Fashion Project” Exhibition arrived at Deltapark Neeltje Jans in the Netherlands where it will remain for 2 years. It is held under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Organisation, UNEP/MAP – the United Nations Environment Programme’s Mediterranean Action Plan under the Barcelona Convention and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens.
The garments displayed in the exhibition have all been created by students of the fashion department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They represent the work of finalists in MEDASSET’s competition, “Healthy Seas: A Journey from Waste to Wear” Fashion Project, which took place in May 2016. Each of the 10 exhibitors, chosen from an initial entry of 23, has used fabric woven in Italy from ECONYL® yarn together with other environmentally-friendly materials (such as organic cotton, plant-based dyes, re-purposed cloth, linen and canvas) to create a pair of garments based on a common concept; one a ‘ready to wear’ piece and the other a more ‘conceptual’ one.
The Exhibition was first presented at Golden Hall shopping mall in Athens and later at the Aquarium of Crete, “Cretaquarium”, being seen by over 400,000 visitors. The exhibition floor was designed by architect, Evi Polychroniadou.
For more information visit the project website: fromwastetowear.medasset.org