Zoe Trommer

How do we encourage individuals to consume apparel more sustainably?

The most recent UN Climate report is urging us to take significant steps towards a zero-emission lifestyle in order to mitigate some of the most volatile potential futures that are being predicted as a result of climate change. After the oil industry, the apparel sector is the second largest contributor to global carbon emissions and yet, individuals continue to purchase new clothing at ever-increasing rates. Taking into consideration the rapid rates of consumption brought on by increasingly digital and peer-to-peer-oriented apparel markets, these prototypes aim to explore alternative ways in which we can enable users to remain expressive and versatile with their sartorial choices while limiting consumption of resources and raw materials.

Photography: Nicole Torres