CREATING THAT "WORN" LOOK

I am Finished 

This exhibition is focused on exploration of the techniques that are used to create the diverse and final looks of Denim.

Finishing Denim
I'm Finished 
created by Fashion Anonymous
Funded by UT Green Fund 
Who do you think profits from cheap clothing? 
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Fashion is Fast 
Trends come and go 
Pollution can last forever. 
12-16 hours a day can be the usual day for a worker in the finishing industry 

CHEMICALS USED 

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE FINISHING INDUSTRY

A photo series by Lu Guang a GreenPeace Photographer  

EACH SEASON THE FADES CHANGE TO KEEP US CONSUMING

1989 Prime Acid Wash- Invented by Gaultier, The process destroyed many rivers overseas from the wast
1989 Prime Acid Wash- Invented by Gaultier, The process destroyed many rivers overseas from the wast
2009- John Paul Gaultier and Levi Collection
2009- John Paul Gaultier and Levi Collection
2020- Acid Wash Re-emerges
2020- Acid Wash Re-emerges
1970's - Cher Classic White Denim
1970's - Cher Classic White Denim
2000- Gabrielle Union White Denim
2000- Gabrielle Union White Denim
2015-White Denim
2015-White Denim
2001 - "Grunge" Sandblasted Denim
2001 - "Grunge" Sandblasted Denim
2011- Sandblasted Denim Continues
2011- Sandblasted Denim Continues
2020- Grunge Denim Trend
2020- Grunge Denim Trend
A few byproducts of acid washed denim are pumice stones, hydrogen peroxide and indigo. 
White denim is achieved with a hydrogen peroxide wash, lab grade peroxide can burn through the skin. 
Although sandblasting has been banned it is still reported by garment workers. It causes incurable lung disease.

REDEFINING THE FUTURE 

Ciano Farmer

Purchase 100% Organic Cotton Denim and It Should Last Decades

Purchasing Vintage Acid Wash Over New

Purchasing Vintage Acid Wash Over New

Deep Ellum

Purchase Natural Un-dyed Denim over White

Syme High Waisted

Purchase Timeless Styles That Will Last for Many Many Seasons

Lazer finished denim

DIY The Worn Look From a Second Hand Pair

How To Fix Jeans

Repair Those Pesky Holes

Add Patches and Fabric To Fall Back in Love With an Old Pair

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