Cadia Belante is a Melbourne based fashion label which focuses on sustainable clothing production. The label was created in response to the increasing volume of already produced materials and the rate at which these materials are becoming landfill. Cadia Belante proposes to develop ways to re-circulate these consumable items, and at the same time reduce waste. The discovery of large quantities of surplus sleeping bags in secondhand stores was an initial catalyst for her exploration into the possibility of re-purposing within fashion design. Cadia began to collect interesting but obsolete items to experiment with, and has since discovered potential for items that would otherwise remain unused, or be thrown away.