London – Menswear designer Bethany Williams has worked with supermarket group Tesco and the Vauxhall Foodbank on an eco-friendly graduate collection.
The London College of Fashion MA student used waste items from the Vauxhall Foodbank, recycled cardboard and Everyday Value prints donated by Tesco to create her Breadline collection.
The woven knits, prints and embroidered materials, including a novel hand-crafted cardboard, were created in collaboration with local craftsmen.
Each detail, from the buttons to the stitching, is 100% sustainable and made in the UK. ‘I’m trying to provide an alternative system for fashion production as I believe fashion’s reflection upon the world can create positive change,’ says Williams.
The up-and-coming designer, who is donating 30% of the profits made by the collection to the Vauxhall Foodbank, intends to continue her work with communities and charities in the future.