The Future of Fashion: ‘Trashion’ and Upcycling

Posted By on January 26, 2016

In The Future of Fashion: ‘Trashion’ and Upcycling we look at the trash we leave and wonder what can we do with it in practical ways for fashion.

Francis Sollano is a trashion and installations artist known for his contemporary takes on upcycling garbage into wearable art and converting urban spaces. A graduate from the University of the Philippines, a self-made social entrepreneur, he incorporates his love for the natural environment in his delicate handmade creations.

His works have been shown in major cities across the globe, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok to name a few and were featured in international design publications.

Jon Shieber sits down with Francis Sollano Artist and Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum’s event at Davos in 2016.

Francis Sollano at Davos 2016 – ‘Trashion’

Sollano is a co-convenor of Youth for a Livable Cebu, he hopes to bring the movement to an international platform, advocating for sustainable practices and livability in various communities. He was awarded by World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland) as a Global Shaper, a recognition to young individuals creating positive impacts and by the Biritish Council (England, United Kingdom) as an Elevate Fellow for using his creativity on community works. He is also the latest recipient of the United Nations Environmental Program (Shanghai, China) Fellowship Award as one of the Asia Pacific Leaders on sustainable design. (Philippine’s online news portal) names him as the Creative Mover 2015 for his contributions on helping improve communities by youth engagement.

Jez Eaton’s Trashion Show, 2010

This idea is now really that new and see Jez Eaton’s Trashion Show at Brighton Fashion Week 2010. In fact, upcycling and repurposing materials has been around for a long time.

From Firefighting to Fashion: Radical Upcycling

Presentation by Kresse Wesling MBE, Co-Founder and Director of Elvis & Kresse, at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability on 6-7 July 2015, Cambridge.

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