“Sustainable fashion is today a highly debated and increasingly covered topic in media and at seminars worldwide. More and more clothing companies are transforming their business models. So that they improving their supply chains to reduce overall environmental impacts, improve social conditions in factories, etc. We also see a growing awareness among consumers, especially younger generations.”
Sustainable fashion is on the rise, with everyday materials from recycled water bottles to vegan. Now a days, apple leather becoming increasingly popular in the industry. Jasmine Linington, a recent design graduate, is taking sustainable fashion a step further with a new couture line using textiles made from seaweed. The Eco-friendly and thoughtful clothing reveals this ocean resource ‘s versatility through seaweed fabrics, dyes, and embellishments.
Focus on Fibres: Sustainable Seaweed Fabric

Seaweed

“It was this initial capture that began the journey into my ‘Seaweed Girl’ project, having fallen in love with seaweed for its absolute beauty and endless visual inspiration, be it for its colour, texture or composition,” Linington said. “Over the last couple of years, I have been exploring ways to integrate this new, highly sustainable material into my practice in a way that demonstrates its beauty, but also its environmental benefits.”
Seaweed Girl explores seaweed as an eco-textile for sustainable fashion

Seaweed used on wrist in sleeves

The inventive artist hand-harvested seaweed from Scotland’s south-east coast to create the pieces. Linington transforms the plants into perles and sequins for embellishment with a resin made from the processing process by-products. Sea algae and eucalyptus cellulose combine to produce SeaCell fibres for the fabrics. In the dyeing process Seaweed isused for colouring the fabrics during the dying process. These processes mean all of the product is carbon neutral and biodegradable.

seaweed sequins on beige fabric

Linington’s project is ongoing. Next, the artist will be working on a line of textile wall hangings and artwork inspired by the seaweed collection as well as a small range of luxury interior accessories.