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Reimagining textile waste

Beth Ranson catches up with ‘Feel the Yarn’ finalist Amy Goacher.

12th April 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  United Kingdom

Knitwear

Back in August, Knitting Industry Creative interviewed knitwear design graduate Amy Goacher. Having faced the challenges of designing her graduate collection remotely during the pandemic, Amy was about to embark on her design journey as part of Pitti Imagine’s ‘Feel the Yarn’ contest.

Everything shut down at university, so I had no access to workshops and limited resources at home. I decided to turn to what I had to hand and started to work into and re-develop existing garments

Since the interview, Amy has been developing her freelance design portfolio, as well as launching her own brand. In February Amy launched her first collection consisting of 8 hand crafted pieces. Jumpers, vests and cardigans were showcased, each tackling the growing issue of waste within the fashion industry through their utilisation of materials destined for landfill. Amy’s carefully considered design ethos originated in her craft focussed graduate collection and clearly shines through in her debut collection.

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