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Garment Scenario Posters

Forst, Laetitia and Earley, Rebecca and Hornbuckle, Rosie and Goldsworthy, Kate (2022) Garment Scenario Posters. Technical Report. Horizon 2020. (Submitted)

Type of Research: Report
Creators: Forst, Laetitia and Earley, Rebecca and Hornbuckle, Rosie and Goldsworthy, Kate

Deliverable 1.2. is in the form of three posters representing speculative garment scenarios for bio-based, local, and circular design. This document presents the posters as the first-stage scenario outcomes for further development during the next stage of activity in WP1 and in cooperation with ongoing impact analysis in WP6.

These posters represent selected aspects of the vision, at this stage in the project, for the application of the HEREWEAR bio-based materials in a range of product archetypes, use patterns and business models. The understanding of the potential for such fibres in bio-based, local and circular systems has been informed by the work presented in D1.1., namely the review of the bio-based landscape, and the initial design guidelines. Based on this knowledge, the scenarios show options for minimised impact in production, local manufacturing, novel use and acquisition practices, life cycle extension solutions, and end of life sorting and recycling.

Each scenario aims to represent a distinct product journey for materials constituting of the man-made cellulosic fibre HighPerCell derived from 2nd and 3rd generation biomass, of commercially available PLA, and of blends of these two resources. The posters include a short ‘garment story’ which gives an overview of the garment concept for design, business models, and use patterns. The detail is then provided according to each stage of the garment life cycle.

Each scenario relates to a given baseline reference product taken from the SME’s existing garments. The three selected references are presented in the first part of this document. It must be noted that the scenarios in each poster are different from these baseline reference products in the sense that they are instead new and innovative product concepts made from the HEREWEAR fibres which replace conventional materials. Therefore, these concepts are represented in simple line drawings to highlight the fact that they are speculative, and to act as placeholders for future prototypes.

This use of regenerated cellulose and of PLA as a replacement for PET and cotton has repercussions on the types of processes, uses, life cycle extension solutions, and end of life trajectories that might be available and feasible with these new materials. In addition, the garment scenarios are the opportunity to present some of the systemic innovation proposed in HEREWEAR in a clothing context.

Official Website: https://herewear.eu/
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Horizon 2020
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Circular Design (CCD)
Date: 27 January 2022
Funders: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme No.101000632.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 13:09
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2024 04:46
Item ID: 20116
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/20116

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