Zero Waste Fashion Design

Author: Timo Rissanen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
ISBN: 1350094838
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Design

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach. Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs. Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design. Featured topics include: The criteria for zero waste fashion design Manufacturing zero waste garments Adapting existing designs for zero waste Zero waste designing with digital technologies

Zero Waste Fashion Design

Author: Timo Rissanen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472581983
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach. Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs. Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design. Featured topics include: The criteria for zero waste fashion design Manufacturing zero waste garments Adapting existing designs for zero waste Zero waste designing with digital technologies

Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Author: Alison Gwilt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136454462
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Science

The production, use and eventual disposal of most clothing is environmentally damaging, and many fashion and textile designers are becoming keen to employ more sustainable strategies in their work. This book provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability. Based on the results of extensive research into lifecycle approaches to sustainable fashion, the book is divided into four sections: source: explores the motivations for the selection of materials for fashion garments and suggests that garments can be made from materials that also assist in the management of textile waste make: discusses the differing approaches to the design and manufacture of sustainable fashion garments that can also provide the opportunity for waste control and minimization use: explores schemes that encourage the consumer to engage in slow fashion consumption last: examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments – landfill. Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have guide for fashion and textile designers and students in their areas.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

Author: Kate Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317935216
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Architecture

Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one." Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. 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 chapter 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. Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealing Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys as the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.

Fashion Fibers

Author: Annie Gullingsrud
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501306648
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability provides a holistic overview of the environmental impacts of fibers at each stage of the product lifecycle and offers guidance on how make sustainble design decisions.

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Author: Alison Gwilt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9782940496143
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Design

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion introduces students and professionals to the key issues associated with the life cycle of fashion products and explores a range of tools and sustainable design approaches that can be applied in the fashion studio.

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

Author: Sandy Black
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500290563
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Design

Essays explore environmental issues raised by fashion, discussing patterns of consumption, design and innovation, working conditions, the industry's environmental impact, and the future of sustainable fashion.

Sew Eco

Author: Ruth Singer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408102848
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Eco-friendly and stylish sewing projects, with a trendy twist.

Eco Fashion

Author: Sass Brown
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 185669691X
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Design

This book looks at one of the strongest trends in fashion, towards the production of desirable and well-designedapparel and accessories with a conscience. Eco Fashion shows the range of sustainable and ethical products available around the globe and explains the stories behind them, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.

Fashion and Sustainability

Author: Kate Fletcher
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856697541
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Design

This book examines how sustainability has the potential to transform both the fashion system and the innovators who work within it. The book is organized in three parts. The first part is concerned with transforming fashion products across the garment's lifecycle and includes innovation in materials, manufacture, distribution, use, and re-use. The second part looks at ideas that are transforming the fashion system at root into something more sustainable, including new business models that reduce material output. The third section is concerned with transforming the role of fashion designers and looks to examples where the designer changes from a stylist or shaper of things into a communicator, activist or facilitator.

ReFashioned

Author: Sass Brown
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780673019
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Design

The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries. In a fast-fashion world of throw-away clothing, it is the ultimate expression of the slow-fashion movement, with each piece individually conceived and crafted from scratch, using different materials each time. ReFashioned features 46 international designers who work with recycled materials and discarded garments, reinvigorating them with new life and value. The result is beautiful and desirable clothing and accessories that also make an important statement to the fashion world about its wasteful and exploitative practices.

Pattern Cutting The Architecture of Fashion

Author: Pat Parish
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474272384
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Design

Pattern cutting, or pattern making, is an essential yet complex skill for every fashion designer to master. Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion demystifies the pattern cutting process and clearly demonstrates pattern fundamentals, enabling you to construct in both 2D and 3D, and quickly get to grips with basic blocks, shape, sleeves, collars, trousers, pockets and finishes. Pat Parish approaches the subject of pattern cutting through proportion, balance, line and form, identifying key shapes and structures from the catwalk and translating them into 3D through cutting, draping and construction processes. This popular and inspirational sourcebook has been updated to reflect new directions in construction design and techniques, and to include more advanced patterns, such as the Magyar sleeve and the jumpsuit. With handy tips, shortcuts and tricks of the trade, the second edition of Pattern Cutting is a must-have studio resource for all budding fashion designers. It will provide you with the inspiration, tools and confidence to interpret and adapt basic patterns, and take your designs to the next level. New to this edition - Step-by-step instructions for more complex patterns, including the Magyar sleeve, rever collar and jumpsuit - A chapter devoted to patterns for pockets and finishes - Invaluable information about working with different fabrics, such as neoprene and spacer - Expanded coverage of innovation in pattern cutting, including sustainable and geometric cutting techniques - Refreshed pattern flats and colour images - Case studies with designers who have used cutting techniques to create unique, contemporary designs

Native Fashion Now

Author: Karen Kramer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3791354698
Release Date: 2015-11-25
Genre: Fashion design

Celebrating Native American design as an important force in the world of contemporary fashion, this book features beautiful, innovative, and surprising looks from Native American artists. Mainstream American fashion has always been influenced by Native American design, and that's because Native artists have always created exquisite clothing, jewelry, and accessories of their own. But it's only recently that Native designers themselves have started to break into the fashion industry in a big way. Current Native fashion is both wearable and beautiful and, as this volume reveals, increasingly fashion-forward. Divided into sections according to the designers' personal styles, the book showcases the work of dozens of fashion designers, from Virgil Ortiz to Patricia Michaels to Jamie Okuma. The book even includes a few Native-influenced pieces by non-Native designers like Isaac Mizrahi and Ralph Lauren. Native Fashion Now designers have dressed presidents' wives and been finalists on Project Runway, sold their work around the world, and seen it acquired by museums and private collectors. With examples that range from haute couture to casual streetwear, from evening gowns to beaded boots, and from skateboards to umbrellas, Native Fashion Now demonstrates the extraordinary range and talent of designers who honor important cultural traditions while creating breathtaking of-the-moment fashion.

Sustainable Fashion

Author: Jennifer Farley Gordon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857851864
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Design

Sustainable Fashion provides a unique and accessible overview of fashion ethics and sustainability issues of the past, present and future. This book is the first to situate today's eco-fashion movement in its multifaceted historical context, investigating the relationship between fashion and the environment as far back as the early nineteenth century. Employing an expanded definition of sustainability that also considers ethical issues, Farley Gordon and Hill explore each stage of the fashion production cycle, from the cultivation of raw fibers to the shipment of the finished garment. Structured thematically, each of the six chapters is dedicated to the discussion of one major issue, from recycling and repurposing to labor practices and the treatment of animals. Including interviews with eco-fashion designers, Sustainable Fashion will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, as well as students of design, history and cultural studies.

Craft of Use

Author: Kate Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317297819
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Genre: Design

This book explores the ‘craft of use’, the cultivated, ordinary and ingenious ideas and practices that promote satisfying and resourceful use of garments, presenting them as an alternative, dynamic, experiential frame with which to articulate and foster sustainability in the fashion sector. Here Kate Fletcher provides a broad imagining of sustainability in fashion that gives attention to tending and wearing garments, and favours their use as much as their creation. She offers a diversified view of fashion beyond the market and the market’s purpose and reveals fashion provision and expression in a world not dependent on continuous consumption. Framing design and use as a single whole, the book uncovers a more contingent and time-dependent role for design in sustainability, recognising that garments, while sold as a product, are lived as a process. Drawing from stories and portrait photography that document the ways in which members of the public from across three continents use their clothes, and the work of seven international design teams seeking to amplify these use practices, Craft of Use presents a changed social narrative for fashion, borne out of ideas of satisfaction and interdependence, of action, knowledge and human agency, that glimpses fashion post-growth.