V&A Dundee
Exhibition

Denim Reworked

Past event Friday 13 May 2022 – Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Dates

    Friday 13 May 2022

    Saturday 14 May 2022

    Sunday 15 May 2022

  • Time

  • Location

    Weston Suite

  • Free

Join us for Denim Reworked, an exhibition by HND2 students from Dundee & Angus College.

Waste in the denim industry is a serious concern. It takes 7000 litres of water to produce just one pair of jeans and the dyes used to produce the classic indigo shade we all associate with denim are incredibly polluting. Denim is typically made from cotton fibres, which despite being a natural fibre, is a very resource intensive material and one that requires harmful pesticides to grow.

Students were set a design brief to utilise recycled and discarded denim, including old denim clothes or unused denim scraps, they each then created an oversized garment using a mix of hand and machine sewing textile techniques.

Denim Reworked is a celebration of the students' final garments using materials saved from landfill.

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