Sustainable Fashion and Textiles, Design Journeys

in All Books, Fashion, Material Recognition
Serial Nr. MT0001#
Title Sustainable and Textiles, Journeys
Publisher Publications Ltd.
Series Design, Fashion Design, Material Recognition
Year 2008
Language English
Pages 254
ISBN 1844074633, 9781844074631, 9781435616264
Size 15 MB
Extension HQ PDF

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and . It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of .

The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

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