Level 5 Fashion Design and Fashion Communications Students were asked to complete a project, which worked in collaboration with a live industry brief from Plexus Cotton Ltd to develop knowledge of Fashion design; promotion, manufacture, marketing and business processes.

Plexus Cotton Ltd is a cotton trading company, founded in Liverpool in 1990. In recent years Plexus has been striving to alter their production process to promote sustainability and the importance of traceability, within their supply chain. Students did this by initially researching 5 different Spring / Summer 2015 trends. After choosing their trend and conducting the support research, the Fashion students began the design process. This involved making toiles, devising a photoshoot and refining their final garments. Once this information had been collated the Communications students developed text and videos to support and promote the project.