Using Accessories To Nurture Creativity While Increasing Your Audience

Using Accessories To Nurture Creativity While Increasing Your Audience

Valentina Karellas Thursday, 1 October 2020

Though perhaps seen as "extras" to a fashion collection, knitted accessories are an essential part of seasonal gift-giving. Here we learn how these small accessible products help to nurture creativity and provide an additional stream of sustainable conversation, with London-based knitwear designer-maker Valentina Karellas.

In this video you'll learn:

  • How to reduce textile waste by using surplus yarns in a handmade knitwear collection
  • About the process of knitwear design and how these are impacted by a zero-waste approach
  • What the stages are in making a made-to-order knitwear piece
  • What impacts the sustainability of fashion accessories

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