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FUTURE FROM WASTE LAB

LOBBY I HANOVER HOUSE

Romance Was Born

B.E.T.A. TM

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Future From Waste Lab Residency
17th Nov 2021 to 12th Jan 2022

 

Known and loved for their statement pieces that revel in creative expression, Romance Was Born’s intricate and detailed garments are designed to be treasured forever, reflected in their offer to remodel, remake or recycle any of their pieces.

 

“The Romance Was Born x Future From Waste Lab capsule is a natural progression of concepts from our RWB Forever collection launched in 2021. Where we sourced and transformed vintage pieces and fabrics; like 80’s sequin tops made into one-off party frocks and wedding gowns. For the Future From Waste Lab capsule we continue to favour the techniques we love, like patchwork off-cuts fashioned into cropped biker jackets, crochet table cloth dresses, and using leftover beaded remnants embellished onto opera cape inspired shapes. Our rainbow coloured “art-dye” is having a little moment here too. As well as the familiar, we are excited to experiment with some new techniques, like indigo over-dyed and tie-dyed discarded cotton business shirts and cotton bedsheets from Upparel in Melbourne. This jumble of deconstructed indigo shirts and bedsheets will feature as breezy summer dresses and light apron blouse tops. Also, especially for the FFWL collab we are going to try something special with vintage wool blankets. This collaboration is a celebration of techniques that have become fundamental to the Romance Was Born process, our design is always inspired by nostalgia, memories of growing up, reusing vintage pieces and found fabrics.” – Anna Plunkett, Romance Was Born co-founder.

Embodying BETA and STH BNK By Beulah’s ethos of using materials and processes with low environmental impact, Romance Was Born choose to work with natural and biodegradable fabrics that have a minimal carbon footprint. The majority of their collections are built on the back of GOTS certified cotton and linen derived from the flax plant, silk created from excess rose petals, and viscose sourced from sustainably managed forests – with the addition, of course, of hand-sewn embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.

What we achieved

 

223 garments retrieved
124kg textile waste collected
54 loads of washing
32 garments made

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Since their inception, Romance Was Born has set a wonderfully cheerful and upbeat tone for Australian fashion. Known and loved for their statement pieces that celebrate creative expression, Romance Was Born’s intricate and detailed garments are designed to be treasured forever, reflected in their offer to remodel, remake or recycle any of their pieces.

Embodying BETA and STH BNK’s ethos of using materials and processes with low environmental impact, Romance Was Born choose to work with natural and biodegradable fabrics that have a minimal carbon footprint. The majority of their collections are built on the back of GOTS certified cotton, linen derived from the flax plant, silk crafted from excess rose petals, and viscose sourced from sustainably managed forests – with the addition, of course, of hand-sewn embroidery, applique and embellishments. Bower-bird collectors of vintage lace, quilts and tablecloths, repurposing has always been part of the brand’s mantra.

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