Michelle Lowe-Holder on On Art, Repurposing and Waste - E56
What is wrong with a culture of fast fixes?
In this episode, Amisha meets sustainable fashion designer and lecturer, Michelle Lowe-Holder.
Michelle was inspired to relocate to England from America by the famously radical and innovative fashion design scene. It was here that she became interested in working with more ethical materials and practises and released her first sustainable fashion collection in 2010.
Michelle has most recently acquired a surprisingly detailed understanding of teen drug culture, as well as a collection of over 3,000 used nitrous oxide canisters. She has created provocative works of art from her glittering urban forage, which shock audiences by their scale.
Together Amisha and Michelle discuss the impact of fast fashion on our mindset and environment, how the ‘fast high’ of nitrous oxide exemplifies a worrying trend towards disposability and increased waste, and what we as individuals can do to counter such trends.
“We need to start changing our mindset about waste in general - how we can repurpose, how we can reuse and how we can value it and change the way we are thinking.” ~ Michelle Lowe-Holder
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