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Waste me not

A modular fashion collection

The "Waste me not" fashion collection is a statement against the waste & disposal of well-preserved raw materials. Each piece is reversible and modular, which means there are many ways to wear it & at the same time less space is needed in wardrobes, suitcases & warehouses than would be the case with conventional garments for a comparable number of outfits. All collection pieces are knitted with overproduced yarn on a domestic knitting machine & are complemented by accessories made from laser-cut plexiglass remnants as well as shoes made from beech wood & old bicycle tyres.

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Since the beginning of my fashion design studies I'm focussing on sustainability and have realized several zero-waste & upcycling projects. After teaching myself to handknit and crochet as a teenager, my passion for machine knitting was ignited during my bachelor studies. In my bachelor collection called "Waste me not", I combined my love for knitwear with sustainability and created a reversible, convertible, modular collection from overproduced yarns. In my current master's program, I am further deepening my focus on knitwear design and sustainability.
Fabienne Foerster
Nach der Ausbildung zur Maßschneiderin hat Fabienne 2018 ihr Modedesign-Studium begonnen. Von Anfang an liegt ihr Fokus dabei auf Nachhaltigkeit, Zero-Waste und Upcycling. Nachdem sie sich selbst das Handstricken beigebracht hat, wurde während des Bachelorstudiums ihre Leidenschaft für das Maschinenstricken geweckt. In der Bachelor-Kollektion "Waste me not" verband Fabienne ihre Liebe zu Strick mit Nachhaltigkeit und entwarf eine wandelbare, modulare Kollektion aus überproduzierten Garnen. In ihrem derzeitigen Masterstudium vertieft sie ihren Fokus auf Strickdesign und Nachhaltigkeit weiter.
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