Home Economics News
In Grade 10 Food and Fibre Production, we have been learning about how wasteful the textile industry is and looking at how upcycling pre-loved textile items is one way that we, as consumers, can help to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts across the textile industry. Students have found pre-loved textile items from home, that weren’t being used anymore, or were things they didn’t particularly like, and have transformed them into something that they can use. Tote bags have been particularly popular, with students using a variety of different technologies such as fabric paint, polysol dye and embroidery to transform the bag into something unique and desirable (the bag on the left has been decorated by embroidering the name of the student’s favourite band and fabric paint has been used for the album cover). The ‘skirt’ on the right had a previous life as a hoodie and has then been embellished using fabric paint. It’s been awesome to see students using their creativity and learning new skills.