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Trash fashion: designing out waste

 
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Creators:Goldsworthy, Kate
Description:

Fast-changing fashions mean over a million tonnes of textile waste end up in landfill each year. A new exhibition at the Science Museum investigates how the latest in design and technology will help to create wear without waste and what we all can do to reduce the impact of throwaway fashion.

Description of Artwork:

Powerful laser beams were used to cut, join and decorate this polyester shift dress. The laser-melted fabric provides its own finish, keeping it pure and free from chemical coatings. This makes recycling the material much simpler.

Type of Research:Show/Exhibition
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:sustainability, design, recycling, technology, cradle to cradle, monomaterial
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Date:2010
Funders:The Welding Institute (technological access), Teijin Fibres Europe (materials)
Related Websites:http://www.sciencegallery.com, http://antenna.sciencemuseum.org.uk/trashfashion/home/wearwithoutwaste/to-dye-for/resurfaced-textiles/
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Antenna Gallery, Science Museum, London, UKJune 2010August 2011
Material/Media:construction, pattern cutting and fabric finishing all produced usingl laser technology and monomaterial, film interview commissioned for the exhibition
Measurements or Duration of item:3 minutes (film)
ID Code:3894
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Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 11:53
Last Modified:22 Feb 2012 11:53
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