Examples of sustainable fashion will be on show at the Create Centre
In this age of reduce, reuse, recycle it won't surprise you to learn that sustainable fashion is in vogue.
From clothes-swapping parties to buying from charity shops - we have become more conscious of the environmental as well as financial cost of our clothes.
A new exhibition at Bristol's Create Centre is exploring fashion and its ecological and social impact.
Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches looks how fashion can become more environmentally-friendly.
The free, touring exhibition, which runs until 31 March 2011, is curated by graduates of the Fashion and the Environment MA at
London College of Fashion.
A series of events has been organised to tie-in, including a chance to have your own clothing creations worn on the catwalk at the Fairwear fair trade fashion show on 5 March at The Mall Galleries in Bristol.
Bring your entries for judging at Create, at the B Bond Warehouse in Smeaton Rd, between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, 5 and Saturday, 12 February.
You can find out more about the event at
Bristol Fairtrade Network.
Create has also teamed up with Oxfam to hold a "swishing" clothes swap on 12 February.
Drop off your good quality, unwanted clothes between 11am and 12pm and browse donated clothes and stock brought along by Oxfam's online shop from 11am-3pm.
The centre is also the venue for a series of
adult learning workshops
to teach people how to revamp and repair their old clothes.
Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches is on a national tour from the
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
The centre is an educational charity which examines social, environment and scientific issues through art and design.
The Create centre in Bristol is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.