From discarded scrap to coveted clothing, a coterie of young designers are repurposing and recycling objects to create fashion with a conscience. Here they speak about the motives behind their reworked creations – and the art of making anew from used materials

Photography by Letty Schmiterlow  Styling by Danny Reed

Repurposed-fabric top by Giovanna Flores, £127; underwear, £2, tights, £3.50, socks, £5, all from Shepherd’s Bush Market; shoes, £12.50 from Retro Clothing Exchange

 

Customised jumper dress, donated by The Gate, Shepherd’s Bush; repurposed-fabric trousers by Stefan Cooke, £460; tights, £3.50, socks, £5, both from Shepherd’s Bush Market; shoes, £12.50 from Retro Clothing Exchange; used plastic bag (worn in hair), £0.05.

“A lot of our work comes from having to make something without spending a lot of money. It usually ends up feeling more genuine and original”
Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt

 

Customised T-shirt dress, donated by The Gate, Shepherd’s Bush; trousers by Bless, £454; socks by Primark, £5; shoes, £12.50 from Retro Clothing Exchange

 

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Model: Viktoriia Gerasimova at Premier Model Management. Hair: Kiyoko Odo using Bumble & Bumble. Make-up: Nami Yoshida at Bryant Artists. Casting: Danielle Emerson. Photography Assistants: Andrew Moores, Heather Lawrence. Fashion Assistant: Julie Velut. Printing: Luke at Touch. Production: Artistry London