Trash Fashion: “designing out waste” brought haute couture and recycled materials together in an exhibit at the U.K. Science Museum in London’s South Kensington area. The exhibit had a touch of C.L.A.S.S. (or Creativity, Lifestyle and Sustainability Synergy), an organization developing eco-innovations with a global network of members and three showrooms in Milan, London and New York. The June 2010 opening included a dress by Danish designer David Anderson made of 100 percent organic cotton with an Ingeo™ petticoat.
C.L.A.S.S. lent the exhibitors 100 percent Ingeo fabrics derived from renewable plant materials, manufactured by Boselli E. & C. Spa and Tessitura di Lambrugo Spa, two textile partners. The organization supports a better environment through promoting a wide range of eco-textiles, yarns, processes, finished products and services. Each C.L.A.S.S. showroom features a library of sustainable materials to connect fashion manufacturers, buyers and designers with materials that reduce waste, spare raw materials, look great and spare the planet.