British-born fashion designer, Hoyan Ip is the founder of Bio-Trimmings. It is the result of a passion for jewellery-making and a desire to prompt positive change in the fashion industry. It is her connection with the vibrant and fast paces world of fashion, alongside a love of art, architecture, nature and contemporary culture, that serves as constant sources of inspiration for the brand.
Bio-Trimmings was founded in 2012, was first showcased during London Fashion Week as a collection of unique, sustainable, fashion trimmings such as buttons and buckles all handcrafted from inedible food extracts. It soon captured the attention of international press and industry interest with the innovative concept of creating unique, fashion products from domestic food waste collected from her local community and transformed into beautiful sustainable products. Most importantly, it shows how interlinking strong, scientific knowledge and food research with design makes an unusual and powerful statement promoting future sustainability by re-using wasted food to create luxury products that are both beautiful to look at and hold ethical meaning and imagination.
In addition to the Bio-Trimmings collection, Hoyan Ip has developed more to the range including unique pieces of jewellery, handbags, accessories and bouquets to add to the collection of products made from wasted food which have the advantages of being mould-free, odour-free and meat-free as well as being a statement fashion piece.