G A I A
‘G A I A’ raises awareness for the extensive pollution of natural habitats due to plastic
waste, which has detrimental effects on ecosystems. As a result of our current economic
structure and its drive for constant growth, today's society has become accustomed to the
sight of rubbish littering their surroundings, blind to the harm that it is causing wildlife.
In order to combat this issue, I have created a commercial collection of reusable
household products, consisting of beeswax food wraps, wrapping cloths and produce
bags, that negates the need for single-use plastics. My design work is composed of two
collections of delicate watercolour paintings inspired by British flora and fauna from
woodland and riverside habitats. These designs aim to remind people of the beauty the
natural world holds and encourages them to care for surrounding environments. In order to
keep this collection eco-friendly, my designs are digitally printed to reduce dye and water
usage on sustainable Bamboo fabric.
‘G A I A’ promotes a low waste lifestyle, encouraging people to engage and evaluate the
effects their everyday choices have on the environment.