Drowning in Denim The fashion industry is the UK’s largest creative industry, employing 300 million workers globally. The world of fashion is having a major impact on the environment and makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions. By reusing old, discarded denim and giving it a second life, Boyle has created an installation aimed at informing the viewer of the environmental costs of the common, everyday fabric everyone has in their wardrobe, denim.
Jeans are one of the most common items of clothing, and billions of pairs are sold annually. Buying a pair seems like a thoughtless process, but once you think about the environmental impacts of the production of the jeans you realise that they are worth a lot more than the money you spent on them.