With the recent clamours for comfort due to the marked increase in temperature and other unfavourable indicators of climate change, I think we can all agree that it’s high time we all took sustainability a lot more seriously.

The Ladymaker, a remarkable womenwear brand based in Lagos, Nigeria collaborated with Ifunanya Dozie, sustainability expert and founder of Future Textiles Africa, to create more awareness about the impact of textile waste on our environment and adoptable sustainable practices in honour of World Earth Month (April).

Ifunanya educates us about textile waste management in the fashion industry and innovative approaches to sustainability. If you care about the environment and want some insight into sustainable fashion, hit the ▶ button below to watch:

This campaign is a part of what The Ladymaker has tagged Our Earth Story released alongside its Limited Edition collection of sustainable one-of-a-kind pieces titled Waste to Wonder on World Earth Day April 22nd 2024.

This collection highlights The Ladymaker’s commitment to minimizing waste in the fashion industry by repurposing off-cut fabrics and trims to create exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. Each garment tells a story of transformation, showing that style and sustainability can coexist beautifully.

All the pieces won by Ifunanya Dozie in the video you just watched above are from The Ladymaker’s new Waste to Wonder collection, sustainably produced using repurposed textile wastes from the brand’s past production. See photos below:

Birthed during the brand’s 5th anniversary in 2020, The Waste to Wonder concept uses cut-off fabrics and trims The Ladymaker brand has accumulated over the years. The Bargello Dress was her first Waste to Wonder piece, crafted with over 400 hand-cut squares, a fusion of textures and colours in a classic Ladymaker A-line silhouette with a signature waist dart.

Its tale of craftmanship, texture and colours embodies our passion for creativity and conscious fashion which inspired The Ladymaker to develop the Waste to Wonder collection in honour of World Earth Day 2024.

This campaign aims to showcase our dedication to minimising waste by transforming leftover fabrics into limited-edition, one-of-a-kind garments. The garments are crafted using intricate patchwork techniques and a fusion of off-cut fabrics and trims, hence garments from this collection are very limited, and no two garments are the same.

Moving forward, we are committed to expanding our Waste to Wonder initiative as a permanent part of our brand ethos. We believe in the power of creativity and sustainability to drive positive change in the fashion industry.

By repurposing off-cut fabrics and embracing innovative techniques, we aim to inspire conscious consumption and advocate for a more sustainable approach to fashion.

The Ladymaker

Established in 2016, The Ladymaker marries inspiration from the African heritage with a focus on form, elegance, and the unexpected. The brand is recognised for its new approach to harnessing the resources and inspirations of Africa, utilising centuries-old crafts and heritage to create timeless designs for the modern woman.

The Ladymaker has attracted a following of discerning women who value its craftsmanship and creativity. All Ladymaker pieces are handmade at the brand’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria by a team of pan-African artisans led by the founder and creative director – Ifeyinwa Azubike.