Tag Archive for Sustainability

Olivia Hegarty for TRAIDremade

In tandem with a Percival collaboration, Traid invited me to design and produce a capsule collection of womenswear pieces using their fabrics.  All garments were manufactured locally in the UK using high quality materials that would have been wasted, had they not been donated to Traid.  The collection featured an oversized double-breasted coat in various heavy wools, a long tailored…

TO SEE THE NEED TO SEE

Lime wood 26cm x 9.5cm x 13cm; cotton lashing The ultimate sustainable approach to design is to prioritise the potential longevity of the designed item and consider its later maintenance as a key part of its essence.  The features of this object are reminiscent of those found on a wooden boat. This draws attention to the effort and passion with…

THE ENDEAVOUR TOWARDS

The End of Something… a collection of reflections on the global crisis “If the World came to an end how would you imagine starting over? What is the best thing about having less work, less money and more time? How would you best spend your (Free*) time? How can we re-orientate ourselves in a changing world? What do we hope…

INFINITE CONTEXT

The smallest actions have an impact in an interconnected closed and finite system.  The awareness of consequence tackles nihilism. To realise finitude is to unravel infinite possibility.  This creates a context for powerful action and a potential end to apathy. With thanks to James Wignall (Structural Design), Monique Dorniak, Ryo Himuro and Camille Roman (Sewing) and all donors of garments…

FRIENDS OF THE DIVIDED MIND

My seating sculpture will be shown at this exhibition.  Private View 17th March 2009, 7pm. Theo Adams James Balmforth Gareth Cadwallader Francesco Chiaro Olivia Hegarty Jordan Hunt The Centre of the Universe presents an untitled, yet heroic group exhibition, a performance by Jordan Hunt and a public artist’s salon.  The show is happening within an exhibition by graduating students from the Royal…

TENT CLOAK

Re-Dress are an organisation based in Dublin set up by three vibrant ladies Rosie O’Reilly, Kellie Dalton and Kate Nolan for the promotion of sustainable fashion and textiles in Ireland. I participated in a project for their stand in the Green Area of Electric Picnic 08.  The brief was to ‘upcycle’ a tent into a garment.  I used an old…