Katie Ledger conceptualizes garments with layers that molt without the need for laundering.

London College of Art student Katie Ledger has conceptualized ‘Shed Me Clothes‘, a creative approach to reducing water and energy usage with the benefit of adding variety to your wardrobe. The layers of these sustainable garments molt, similar to how a snake sheds its skin, avoiding the need for frequent laundering and providing a different color or style underneath.

The clothes comprise several natural fibre fabric layers, knitted together with PVA yarn, which is non-toxic, odourless, flexible and water soluble. Spraying the top layer with water causes the liquid to permeate through to the yarn, which then dissolves and enables the layer to peel away. This dirty layer can then be disposed of via composting.

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