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Kangan Institute’s collaboration with Australian Red Cross will see Melbourne all-girl band Stonefield perform in a range of upcycled, recycled and redesigned garments, made entirely from donated secondhand clothing that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Part of the 2016 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week calendar, the Ecothreads event will feature a fashion runway presenting the upcycled outfits made by Kangan Institute’s fashion students.

Stonefield will perform live at the event, with band members rocking the upcycled outfits exclusively designed using 3D body scanning technology at Kangan Institute.

“According to the Danish Fashion Institute’s 2013 study, the fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters,” said Vicki Nicola, Kangan Institute’s lead fashion educator.

“This collaboration is a great example of education, sustainability and popular culture coming together to really make a difference during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Kangan Institute students get to raise funds for a meaningful cause, while applying their skills to give new life to discarded garments in the name of sustainability.”

All proceeds from the event will go to Red Cross to help people most in need in Australia and around the world.

Visit the Ecothreads event page for more details and tickets.

The Fashion Advocate x

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