Future From Waste Lab Open Studios
As part of Melbourne Design Week, visitors will experience a retail shop prototype from the future. Retail environments of the future might aim to cultivate a deeper understanding of the true value of clothing and bring pre-owned, repurposed and re-sold clothing into the mainstream luxury fashion vernaculars. Enter The Future From Waste Lab, a disruptive, experimental fashion and retail space that turns textile waste into want through washing, dyeing, cutting, sewing and selling. Facilitated by BETA By STH BNK, and creative directed by KITX, the Lab works with iconic labels with a sustainable focus to create small runs of garments and accessories entirely from waste.
Here the future of fashion retail is imagined via a workshop centred around transparency, where visitors can witness the creation of limited edition garments in-sitchu from post-consumer textiles. View the entire process of regenerative fashion production, and speak with our team about the fashion waste lifecycle and how the Future From Waste Lab will help sow the seeds for a seismic shift in thinking and diverging from the traditional linear narrative of ‘buy, wear, dispose of’ into a fashion future that is sustainable, circular, and transparent.
Come and join us in our free Open Studio and experience first hand how the Future From Waste Lab turns waste into future fashion by breathing new life into your pre-loved clothing.