Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition
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Liora Lasselle has won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source competition with Central Saint Martins (CSM). This collaboration between Estethica, the BFC’s initiative for
sustainable fashion and Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s leading
recycling and waste management company aims to identify and nurture a
CSM student to develop creative and sustainable solutions in fashion.
Liora, a CSM graduate, has produced an upcycled capsule collection supported by a mentoring programme focused on sourcing, producing, developing and promoting her collection. Liora received mentoring from Reclaim to Wear founder Orsola de Castro, Willie Walters (CSM) and Anna Orsini (BFC).
Liora has also secured her first online stockist at YOOXYGEN, yoox.com’s eco-friendly initiative, and has designed a collection of jeans created from reclaimed denim donated by leading Italian manufacturer Pier, from the denim brand (+) People.
“We are delighted that the Re-Source competition has given Liora the
opportunity to not only learn important tools for creating upcycled
fashion, but to also launch a collection within her first year of
graduating from college. Her designs reuse old high visual jackets from
our employees that would have been recycled, but instead have been
turned into haute couture designs. We can’t wait to see what she will do
next!” - Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Executive of Veolia Environmental
Services (UK) Plc
For press enquiries please contact:
Kimberly Carroll, Senior International PR Executive,
+44 (0) 20 7759 1987
Caroline Rams, PR Manager at Veolia Environmental Services
+44 (0) 20 7812 5038