Thursday, 21 January 2021

#Repost of @sustainabilitychampions 18-year-old Jessica Collins was astounded to see the over-ripe mangoes all over their farm that would just go to waste. This sparked the idea to handcraft her ballgown and make the sustainable dress out of the waste mango seed husks! πŸ₯­πŸŒπŸ‘ΈπŸΌ⁣ ⁣ ❤️Like this post to support innovators who invent new ways of cleaning the planet. ⁣ ⁣ Follow @sustainabilitychampions for more positive updates!⁣ ⁣ Jessica started collecting the seeds of the overripe tropical fruit. She cut off the flesh and froze them for family smoothies and used a pressure cleaner to strip the remaining fruit off the seed. She dried them in a dehumidifier to avoid mold then sliced around the outside of the husk.⁣ ⁣ Jessica designed the gown and hand sewed on the husks in rows of 20 with 70 per row. She ended up using 1,400 seed husks from 700 mangoes to create her spectacular dress. That's equivalent to 280 kilos of mangoes! ⁣ According to Jessica, she loves the thought of mixing sustainability with fashion. "I think it's a very big possibility - I'd love to see that happen," she said.⁣ ⁣ Source: Dailymail UK⁣ ⁣ Do you know someone who is a Sustainability Champion? Share their story with us! DM us or send an email to⁣.⁣ ⁣ Share the good news, Champions! πŸ‘‘