Bamboo and bananas have been a source of nutrition for many organisms around the world, but Designers Deepa Samajpathi, Prashanti Rai, Nishchita S, Reshma Prakash and Mahalakshmi B have used them to create a sustainable, ethical and innovative runway collection.
Ecoscent – an urban high street men’s wear, has been crafted using banana and bamboo fabric moulded in a modern way. The fabric mimic properties of cotton and is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is grown using organic methods, thus eliminating the harmful effects of pesticides and fertilisers or over-consumption of water.
The raw materials have been sourced from small scale industries to promote the message of ethicality and responsibility.
The fabrics have been treated with natural dyes to provide character. the pastel pinks and yellows perfectly compliment the contrasting structured silhouettes making the collection aesthetically pleasing.