Fruit fashion 用芒果核做衣服

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Fruit fashion 用芒果核做衣服

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有關 「design(設計)」 的詞彙

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How many mango seeds did Jess use to make her dress?

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Hi, I’m Jess Collins and I’m from North Queensland in Australia, and I’ve made a dress out of Calypso mango seeds.

大家好,我是傑斯‧柯林斯,來自澳大利亞昆士蘭北部,我用卡利普索芒果核做了一件連衣裙。

[TEXT ON SCREEN: Jess is 18 and grew up on a mango farm. She is frustrated that so much edible fruit goes to waste. 傑斯18歲,在芒果農場長大。這麼多能吃的水果都浪費了,讓她覺得很懊惱。]

Over 5,000 kilos of mangos each year that we just have to dump because they’re not up to supermarket standards.

每年有超過5000公斤的芒果被我們丟棄,因為它們的質量沒有達到超市的標準

[A school design project gave Jess the idea to turn wasted mangoes into fashion. 學校的一個設計項目讓傑斯產生了把丟棄的芒果變成時尚的想法。]

I cut all the flesh off and then I took it over to Dad’s pressure cleaner, and then I would get the rest of it so no bugs or insects would try and eat the fruit because there was nothing left on it. And then we dried them out, cut them in half and then I sewed them on.

我把果肉都切下來,用爸爸的高壓清洗器沖洗芒果核,把果肉都清理乾淨,這樣就不會有蟲子來吃了,因為芒果核上什麼也沒有了。接著,把它們曬乾,切成兩半,再把它們到布上。

So, I used approximately around 1,400 of them – so there was just a couple! I took over the kitchen and pretty much the whole living room as well with just mango seeds and material. It was just everywhere.

我用了大約1400個芒果核,其實不多,就幾個。家裡的廚房和客廳都被我佔用了,堆滿了芒果核和布料。真的到處都是。

I did it for between three and four months. I was actually called 『crazy’, but I think they were very surprised that I did end up getting it done. I had a vision in my head and I guess I just grabbed that and ran with it. But once it was all together and finished and I saw it out in the mango paddock, I was very happy with my work.

我用了3個多月的時間製作這條連衣裙。在此期間,我甚至被人稱為瘋子,但我覺得他們沒想到我最終能完成這件事。我腦海中有一個願景,我就按照它開始了這個構想。製作完成後,我穿著這件裙子站在芒果園中時,我對自己的勞動成果還是非常滿意的。

[Jess wore the dress to her high school graduation dinner. 傑斯穿著這條連衣裙參加了她的高中畢業典禮晚宴。]

I would love to tell the consumer and also the supermarkets like, there is perfectly fine fruit and we’re just throwing it out because it doesn’t meet, you know, the standards of the market. And that it’s edible, it’s still completely edible and that it can be bought and eaten and enjoyed by everyone.

我很想告訴消費者和超市,這些水果完全沒有問題,但我們把它們扔掉,只是因為它們不符合市場的標準。它們是完全可以食用的,每個人都可以去購買、吃到並享受芒果的果香。

詞彙

standards 標準

sewed 縫製

vision 願景,憧憬

ran with it 對某想法開始付諸實踐

問題答案

Jess used approximately 1,400 mango seeds to make her dress.