Making-of photo shooting
Due to the corona crisis schools also closed in Sri Lanka and we had to interrupt our project. We thank a lot the photographer Sasindu Pramuditha and our model Methuli Thesara Wijesekara for their spontaneous availability for a photo shooting to document the first finished costumes made of leaves, plastic bags, cellulose and plastic nets, plastic bottles, aluminium cans and plastic straws. We want to continue our work as soon as possible and present the results at a fashion show on the 25 years jubilee event of the one world foundation, which is currently planned for December 2020. The works shall inspire our consciousness and ability to communicate. Working together with creativity can serve to design a better future. Every individual can contribute with his or her lifestyle, habits and attitudes to combat the insanity of our throw-away culture. Out of plastic and back to nature. And every individual can contribute to a more human society. Out of the ego and back to the unity of all mankind.
In Sri Lanka’s daily life still a lot of beauiful natural packagings can be found. Many different net bags made of multi-used plastics are used for the transport of fruits and vegetables. At the catwalk we will show you dresses made out of these packaging-materials.
New beginning! A first look at the materials. Kathrin Messner, founder and director of the one world foundation together with Prabath Wijesekara, the principal of the one world foundation college and his team, Elisabeth Menasse, coordinator of the one world foundation as well as the women of the Women’s Cooperation tailoring workshop, Bettina Reichl and Irma Denk, the fashion designers from Austria.
Out of Garbage / Waste to Dress, Fashion Project, One World Foundation, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, 02 – 27-03-2020
Plastic bags, cups, straws, fast-food packaging, nets, aluminium cans, bottles and stoppers that have washed up on the beaches as well as leaves that have fallen from trees in the tropical rainforests and gardens replace conventional clothing materials. The theme of the project is the transience and immutability of materials as well as the need to return to a sustainable packaging and textile industry that protects resources. Along with some 40 women who were trained in the tailoring workshop of the one world foundation school, Bettina Reichl (fashion and packaging designer) and Irma Denk (founder of Slow Fashion and Feldenkrais Practicioner) produce styles in a 1-month workshop that will be presented in a final fashion show.
More information: https://owf.at/out-of-garbage/?lang=en