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Mono Finishing

Goldsworthy, Kate (2009) Mono Finishing. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Goldsworthy, Kate

Goldsworthy’s 'Mono Finishing' project (2008-2011) consists of sixteen fully finished textile samples, which demonstrate a new finishing technique developed by Goldsworthy at The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge between 2008 and 2009. It proposed an innovative application of a revolutionary new technology that could transform the way we produce and dispose of textiles.

Each sample represents a different fabric finish that can be achieved with this process without the addition of any further materials or added chemicals. This preserves the textile as a monomaterial, unlike traditional techniques, and therefore it is fully recyclable at end of its life.

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The project was also published through a peer-reviewed paper presented at the ‘Cutting Edge Lasers and Creativity Symposium’ at Loughborough University, the first conference to explore the field internationally. Previous iterations had been presented at industry events and academic conferences between 2008 and 2011, including Interplas, Birmingham NEC; MaDE Technology Transfer Event, Institute of Mining Minerals and Materials & the Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2008) and the Future Scan conference, Liverpool (2011). It has been featured in several key publications including; ‘Eco Fashion’ (Brown 2011, Lawrence King, London); ‘Designers at the Cutting Edge’ (Quinn 2009, Lawrence King, London).

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 12:29
Item ID: 6381
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6381

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