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Chloe Baines makes fashion collection from tents left behind at festivals



London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Baines has designed a collection of clothing and jewellery from the upcycled tents and metal pegs left after music festivals.
The collection, called In Tents: The After Party, was designed in collaboration with Central Saint Martins graduate Belle Smith, who made matching earrings and rings from the tent pegs.

Clothing in the collection includes plastic tops, dresses and skirts made from discarded tents.
Baines was first inspired to use old tents for clothing when visiting the British Boomtown festival in 2018, where an announcement was made during the closing ceremony about the vast number of tents left behind as waste.
"This became very real the next day when my friends and I were some of the last people to pack up our things and leave the site," the graduate explained. "There were so many tents left behind that it looked as though nobody else had actually left."

As Baines told Dezeen, she noticed that many of the tents had been stitched together, so she wanted to see if they could be sewn together in the same way to make clothes.
With the intention of creating a fashion line, the group of friends collected as many tents and tent parts as they could, including the pegs and ropes.
Following this, Baines continued to collect damaged or unwanted tents from mutual friends, organisations and campsites.

By using materials that would otherwise be thrown away, Baines hopes to "bridge the gap between experimental...
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