This week's Dojo Challenge, challenge 13, is all about recycling. It's inspired by the V and A museum in Dundee who are challenging us to start a fashion revolution - reduce, reuse, recycle! We would like you to try and design an outfit using only recycled materials! The three pictures above are made by professional fashion designers, but there are some more photos here of creations that have been made by children at other schools who have had a go at this!
This challenge does have a serious side, according to London Fashion Week, every year, global emissions from textile production are equivalent to 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. That's a figure that is greater than the carbon footprint of international flights and international shipping combined. Even the environmental impact of clothes washing and the number of items of clothing that are thrown away is shocking - it adds up to an estimated 3.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. That's 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. If the fashion industry were a country, its emissions would be as much as the whole continent of Europe!
Maybe we should all think about whether we need that new top that we might only wear once or twice...
So, please do send us photos of your amazing outfits, if you are able to create them. If not, don't worry, we have a handy mannequin template here that you could use to draw your design and send it across to us!