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A practical guide to sustainable fashion / Alison Gwilt

By: Gwilt, Alison.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Basic fashion design.Publisher: London Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014Edition: 1st ed.Description: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9782940496143; 2940496145.Subject(s): Clothing trade -- Environmental aspects | Clothing trade -- Moral and ethical aspects | Fashion design -- Environmental aspects | Fashion design -- Moral and ethical aspects | Sustainability | Sustainable designDDC classification: 746.92
Contents:
1. Rethinking fashion design -- The supply chain -- The key issues -- Developments in sustainable fashion -- The future of fashion? -- Exercise: Reflecting on sustainable fashion -- 2. The life cycle of a garment -- Life cycle thinking -- Activities and impacts -- Assessing the impacts -- Exercise: Comparing two garments -- Sustainable design strategies -- 3. Design -- Garment design -- Spotlight on: Designing for empathy -- Exercise: Designing for empathy -- Selecting fabrics, materials and techniques -- Spotlight on: Using monomaterials -- Interview: Annika Matilda Wendelboe -- 4. Production -- Pattern-making and toiling -- Spotlight on: Zero-waste techniques -- Exercise: Working with geometric shapes -- Construction -- Spotlight on: Design for durability -- Interview: Susan Dimasi, materialbyproduct -- 5. Distribution -- Production -- Spotlight On: Engaging with local communities -- Interview: Isabell De Hillerin -- Retail -- Spotlight on: Designing for need -- Exercise: Designing for inclusive fashion -- 6. Use -- Patterns of use -- Spotlight on: Reducing laundering -- Repair and maintenance -- Spotlight On: Design for repair -- Exercise: Designing modular garments -- Interview: Lizzie Harrison, Antiform -- 7. End-of-life -- Reuse and remanufacture -- Spotlight on: Upcycling -- Exercise: A personalized approach to upcycling -- Material recycling -- Spotlight on: Closed-loop production -- Interview: Wayne Hemingway, Hemingwaydesign -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Online resources -- Student resources
Scope and content: "Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries. Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and gives step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a garment during the design process. Featuring industry perspectives and studio-based exercises, the final five chapters of the book explore a range of ways in which designers can reduce the negative impacts associated with the life cycle of fashion garments. Packed with innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands, these chapters present each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explore approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems. A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion offers an overview of the following topics: garment design; sourcing and selecting fabrics and techniques; pattern making and toiling; garment construction; distribution; clothing care and maintenance; reuse and re-manufacture; and material recycling; and it also covers the following sustainable design approaches: design for empathy; using mono materials; zero waste techniques; design for durability; engaging with local communities; design for need; reducing laundering; design for repair; upcycling; and design for closed-loop systems"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-169) and index

1. Rethinking fashion design -- The supply chain -- The key issues -- Developments in sustainable fashion -- The future of fashion? -- Exercise: Reflecting on sustainable fashion -- 2. The life cycle of a garment -- Life cycle thinking -- Activities and impacts -- Assessing the impacts -- Exercise: Comparing two garments -- Sustainable design strategies -- 3. Design -- Garment design -- Spotlight on: Designing for empathy -- Exercise: Designing for empathy -- Selecting fabrics, materials and techniques -- Spotlight on: Using monomaterials -- Interview: Annika Matilda Wendelboe -- 4. Production -- Pattern-making and toiling -- Spotlight on: Zero-waste techniques -- Exercise: Working with geometric shapes -- Construction -- Spotlight on: Design for durability -- Interview: Susan Dimasi, materialbyproduct -- 5. Distribution -- Production -- Spotlight On: Engaging with local communities -- Interview: Isabell De Hillerin -- Retail -- Spotlight on: Designing for need -- Exercise: Designing for inclusive fashion -- 6. Use -- Patterns of use -- Spotlight on: Reducing laundering -- Repair and maintenance -- Spotlight On: Design for repair -- Exercise: Designing modular garments -- Interview: Lizzie Harrison, Antiform -- 7. End-of-life -- Reuse and remanufacture -- Spotlight on: Upcycling -- Exercise: A personalized approach to upcycling -- Material recycling -- Spotlight on: Closed-loop production -- Interview: Wayne Hemingway, Hemingwaydesign -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Online resources -- Student resources

"Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries. Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and gives step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a garment during the design process. Featuring industry perspectives and studio-based exercises, the final five chapters of the book explore a range of ways in which designers can reduce the negative impacts associated with the life cycle of fashion garments. Packed with innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands, these chapters present each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explore approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems. A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion offers an overview of the following topics: garment design; sourcing and selecting fabrics and techniques; pattern making and toiling; garment construction; distribution; clothing care and maintenance; reuse and re-manufacture; and material recycling; and it also covers the following sustainable design approaches: design for empathy; using mono materials; zero waste techniques; design for durability; engaging with local communities; design for need; reducing laundering; design for repair; upcycling; and design for closed-loop systems"--

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