Linda Thomas is an eco-fashion designer based in Bristol who specialises in “upcycling” which means that, instead of recycling old materials when they get broken down, she brings them back to life and works them into unique and beautiful dresses.
Earlier this year Linda hit the headlines with the Wave of waste Dress which she made from over 100 dumped body boards found on 3 beaches in Devon and Cornwall. The dress, and its 22 metre long tail, aimed to raise awareness on how plastics and rubbish are damaging British beaches and marine life
-The Ghostnet Dress -
Having worked with Linda before on a previous shoot, I have seen first hand how passionate she is about what she does, which is why I was so thrilled when she reached out to me to help her document the making process of her new ocean waste dress.
After discussing ideas over the phone, we began the process of filming the making of the dress and creating a short film/story showcasing it and its powerful environmental message. Although she has been working on this dress for over 6 months, we began filming in the last few weeks before its launch on the 30th of October.
For me, having seen first hand how Linda makes the dress in her studio, spending hours on end on the most intricate of details was one of the most inspiring part of this project The way she uses such creativity and skill to raise awareness about such a huge unspoken environmental problem was jaw dropping and I am very glad to be able to say that I was to help by making this short film.
- The Final Video -
If you would like to find out more about this dress you can head over to Lindas website and contact her at lindathomasecodesign.co.uk