Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week kicks off: Wear your tampons wise

You might have heard about fashion from recycled leather scraps, upcycled denim or general textile waste. What about tampons, salmon skins and Nespresso capsules?

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week may not be on your go-to list this season but Fashion Week season is not over after Paris. Launched with a ‘Talking Trash’ show, a title that speaks for itself, on 5 October, DSFW will be hosting multiple events, exhibitions and talks across Amsterdam until 15th of October.

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Hans Ubbink
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Hans Ubbink
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Hans Ubbink
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Hans Ubbink

The opening night of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week was celebrated by experienced fashion designers and emerging talent who designed items using household residues, recycled textile, garden and kitchen waste. The idea of the ‘Taliking Trash’ show was to highlight the growing household waste produce. The designers, using plastic bottles or Nespresso capsules for their designs, were aiming to help us become more responsible consumers.

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

Designer Hans Ubbink, for example, created a stunning dress incorporating used Nespresso capsules. Monique Collignon – plastic bottles. Map Rennes used Salmon skins. While Judith Van Vliet incorporated tampon residues (they did not look used) in her dresses. Yes, even tampons (especially if overproduced) are major pollutants.

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week: Judith Van Vliet

Stay tuned for more from Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week and think twice before your next cup of Nespresso or when choosing your preferred feminine hygiene methods (cringe).

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week