Founded in 2016 in London, The Marcon Court Project is a one woman show taking small steps to break down the destructive model set out by the fast-fashion industry.
Trained first in Spain before completing a three year apprenticeship with Saville Row, Laura Casas has spent her adult life developing her skills as a seamstress, pattern-maker and artist. Her philosophy is simple:
<<Apply creativity to transform the unloved into the desired.
To make items well, and make them to last.
To give back to the world and not just take from her.
I use strong colours, shapes, textures and print to transmit a message of joy.
So many amazing items already exist, lost in the sea of over production and ever changing style seasons. The key is to have the eye to find this gold, and the imagination to give it new life.
Informed from the world around us, my style is always changing and developing, responding to each new series drop with complete enthusiasm and total dedication.>>
As a woman of colour systemic issues in the world are all too apparent. Time spent working within the fashion world and later with charities supporting the exploited workers of it, really taught me how wide spread and deeply rooted these issues are. Intersectionalists join the dots between all these ‘smaller’ ‘separate’ ‘distant’ problems, as they’re often portrayed. Seeing them as one larger interconnected ecosystem of explotation, both human and environmental, that needs to be dismantled. Awareness, education and communication are our means for growth, and I am grateful for this platform to help raise awareness.
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SUSTAINABILITY
After petrochemicals and agriculture , the fashion industry is the third worst global polluter.
The culture of fast, disposable fashion is destroying our planet and causing tens of thousands of avoidable deaths of vulnerable workers each year.
We stand against this destructive industry and aim to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.
All of my products are made either by reworking old garments, or when I am creating clothing from scratch I use recycled fabrics and fabric remnants, saving them from becoming waste.
At the moment we are using recycled cardboard boxes that can be easily repurposed by our customers and 100% recycled mailers. We are aware that compostable mailers are the way to go, bare with us while we use the recycled mailers we have before we move on to the most conscious option.