Cadia Belante is a Melbourne based fashion label which focuses on
sustainable clothing production. The label was created in response to
the increasing volume of already produced materials and the rate at
which these materials are becoming landfill.
Cadia Belante proposes to develop ways to re-circulate these consumable
items, and at the same time reduce waste. The discovery of large
quantities of surplus sleeping bags in second hand stores was an initial
catalyst for her exploration into the possibility of re-purposing
within fashion design. Cadia began to collect interesting but obsolete
items to experiment with, and has since discovered potential for items
that would otherwise remain unused, or be thrown away.
Cadia Belante is inspired by the future possibilities of challenging the boundaries within fashion design. Think Captain Planet's Planeteers! – Blurring the lines between art and fashion, innovative street pop culture with a playful infusion of bold color and print. Utilizing recycled sleeping bags, exploring the possibilities of re-purposing within fashion.