Obsolete stock

Excess and obsolete stock is a widespread concern in the clothing industry, as re-use solutions for branded redundant clothing are often limited. As part of a growing creative interest in recycling, designers have recently become involved in exploring solutions for the use of such items, although this should only be viewed as an interim solution, as the long-term goal should be to eliminate such stock.

Creative collaborations with London College of Fashion, University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfield, saw students recycle the surplus Speedo LZR Racer suit to create new designs as part of a wider project into exploring opportunities for utilising excess stock.