Zero Waste Fashion exhibition

Zero Waste exhibition

As restrictions ease here in South Australia, an opportunity which I thought was lost has been offered to me again.

The garments from Zero Waste Sewing are now on display in a gallery here in Clare for the month of June. The exhibition was going to be in April but by then everything was in lockdown – as it was I just pipped in with a small book launch mid-March.

The gallery decided to re-open in time for the Queen’s birthday long weekend (ie this weekend). We’ve spent the past two weeks: ironing samples, borrowing mannequins, typing labels, visiting the photocopying shop, climbing up and down ladders and discussing how to arrange the clothes. My children have been so helpful and I hope this extra-curricular activity has shown them what goes on behind the scenes.

However, as our state borders are still shut, only South Aussies can come and see it, so here’s a virtual one for the rest of the world.

Here’s a short video walk-through (1:26 min) :

Here’s a slide show of the exhibition:

  • Zero Waste exhibition poster



  1. LizJane on June 9, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations Lizworthy! I heard about your amazing clothing last night from June! I have such clever and creative friends and I love it when they connect with each other!

    • lizhaywood on June 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Cheers Liz! So lovely to see her.

  2. Emily on June 14, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Ooooh this is amazing! I never would have been able to see the exhibition in person (small problem of living a couple of continents away) and this is a such a wonderful peek into your work and your process. Thank you, thank you for sharing it!

    • lizhaywood on June 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      You’re welcome Emily!

  3. Lenore on July 29, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Loved seeing your creations. They are fabulous. Thank you.

    • lizhaywood on July 29, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks for going to see it 😉

  4. Belinda on August 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Are the pants made with a woven or stretch fabric? I’m. Working on making post apocalyptic costumes for myself and I stumbled across the “zero waste sewing” and realized it would work well for PA pieces. And I maybe a bit of a fabric hoarder so I ordered your book to see if I can make a dent in My wall of fabric

    • lizhaywood on August 14, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Hi Belinda, the pants are made from woven fabric but knits would be okay, and actually would be very comfortable. You might be able to convert them to elastic waist. “Wall of fabric” – haha! I like that!

  5. Linda Hobden on February 12, 2021 at 10:22 am

    I just ordered your book without having seen this walkthrough … now I am REALLY looking forward to getting it 🙂

    • lizhaywood on February 12, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      Ah that’s great! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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