[B]ethany Williams is the young designer shaping sustainable fashion, making work that is meaningful, planet-friendly and helps to build communities. The Irish-designer presented her SS19 collection, No Address Needed To Join, inside Charing Cross Library, working in collaboration with The Quaker Mobile Library and British Publishing house Hachette UK. Williams sourced book waste from Hachette to make into recycled cloth for her outerwear. She had then taken this waste to the San Patrignano in Italy (a drug rehabilitation community), working with a group of women to weave the waste into fabric by hand. Jersey pieces are made by female inmates at HMP Downview Prison, as a part of LCF’s Making for Change initiative. Elsewhere, and her dreamy denim is sourced second-hand from textile recycling company Chris Carey’s Collections. It’s cool to be kind.
Check out our profile on Bethany, taken from Hunger’s Power Play issue out now, here.