The show’s goal is twofold: to showcase Taiwan’s strength as a global hub for innovative eco-friendly textile production, while providing a vision of creative potential in sustainable fashion. Dedicated to the environment, Taiwan hopes to showcase its productive forces and offer its revolutionary textiles to global designers so that we can all move forward with less burden on Earth, according to a press release on the show.
Responding to the problem of climate change, C JEAN has collected recycled fiber and plant-derived polyester from New Wide to create sportswear designs. With 6 seasons to include durable materials in its design, DYCTEAM continues to diversify its textiles with recycled polymide from Formosa Taffeta Co., made from oyster farming. Sung Yu Chan has developed modern streetwear made from recyclable sea waste and gas waste from steel plants of the Far Eastern New Century Corporation.
Taipei Fashion Week recently launched the Autumn / Winter 2022 season with Taipei Sustainable Collections, a group show featuring six young designers dedicated to sustainable fashion design. Now in its second season, the Taipei Sustainable Collection matches Taiwan’s top textile factory with designers who possess the humanity-first approach to design.
Based on a sea breeding theme, OqLiq uses recycled materials from Everest Textile, including oyster shell powder, seaweed, and fishing nets for urban outdoor style. Inspired by the beautiful scenery and local craftsmanship of the East Rift Valley, UUIN has used Eclat Textile fabrics in a non-chemical process for their aesthetic creation. Weavism continues its focus on sustainable environmental protection, including Lee Peng Enterprise’s ReEcoya, a rain-resistant, water-saving and carbon-emitting textile for bold and graphic design.
Taiwanese manufacturing factories and young designers are working to create a connection between technology, industry and beautiful new designs. Each brand examines the relationship between environment, production and social responsibility while developing their creative aesthetics. From start to finish, the event highlights the relationship between sustainability, art and design. Artist Timo Helgart has created an official website and main visuals for invitations centering on a theme of a world balanced with nature.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)