Fashionable impact on the environment

FASHION designer Bobby K, of Byron Bay, wants to make recycling cool, sexy and fashionable.

And after showcasing 12 of her designs at the weekend's Nimbin Fashion Show, she is well on her way.

Raised by a 'hippy dad' at Wilsons Creek, Ms K said she had always been environmentally aware.

“I always wanted to do something ethical and sound,” she said.

Ms K turns recycled inner tubes from bicycles, trucks, prams, tractors and cars into wearable cuffs, boots, belts and clothing.

Making clothes with a neutral environmental impact is her goal.

“I want to be part of a future where caring for the environment is stylish,” Ms K said.

Ms K's designs were featured with 13 other Northern NSW designers at what has become a major event on Nimbin's fashion calendar.

Nimbin fashion legend Pol designed a range especially for the 'global meltdown' featuring pleats and over-sized collars made from denim, tartan and gingham.

Another environmentally conscientious designer, Honey, showcased a range of garments made from recycled glomesh. Nora Wolters 'channelled' ancient cave women for the inspiration to create her crocheted range.

The Nimbin Fashion Show ran three sell-out sessions over the weekend.



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