Black, Sandy and Eckert, Claudia (2009) Developing Considerate Design: Meeting Individual Fashion and Clothing Needs Within a Framework of Sustainability. In: A Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization: Volume 1: Strategies and Concepts. World Scientific Press, Singapore; London, pp. 813-832. ISBN 9789814280259 (print); 9789814467292 (ebook)
|Type of Research:||Book Section|
|Creators:||Black, Sandy and Eckert, Claudia|
This chapter addresses The Fashion Paradox – the economic importance of the fashion industry set against its inherent obsolescence and waste through constant change. A new methodology is being developed for designers to approach these complex problems, and to evaluate the impact of design decisions through the development of personalized fashion products. A new ‘Considerate Design’ process model is being created through analysis of practical design processes by transferring tools and methods from engineering design within a framework of sustainability. This project responds to the rapidly changing context of fashion and positions the user at the centre of the design process. It will produce personalized fashion products using 3D body scanning and rapid prototyping techniques integrated with different production processes: the direct 3D manufacturing of seamfree knitwear; the making of bespoke handcrafted bags, and the direct digital creation of body conformable seamless textile structures. The sub projects each represent different levels of the industry, to test economic viability of products which are individually tailored to requirements, contributing to the development of mass customization. Considerate Design will reduce environmental impact of fashion products and consider both the end user and the entire product life cycle.
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Knitwear, fashion and textiles design with particular emphasis on 3 dimensional aspects of design and realisation, incorporating mathematical principles. Inter-disciplinary design in social and cultural context; Innovation in knitwear particularly 3D and seamless construction; Intersection of arts and science with design; Sustainability issues in fashion and textiles.
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||World Scientific Press|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Sustainable Fashion
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.1142/9789814280280_0041|
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2010 11:19|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2014 10:22|
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