"Fashion Knitwear"

Research: Remaking & Reusing

A shift in user attitude is needed, moving away from product disposal and towards longevity. The key to product durability is about developing an emotional attachment to something, which creates a desire to care for and repair, rather than dispose of and replace. Designers need to change the way they work, considering the end use of products to allow for a circular system to develop, that extends the life cycle of materials through remaking and reusing.

Research: Mass Production & Handcrafts

Handcraft around the world has been affected by the production of cheap mass produced goods and resulting in a homogeneous marketplace. Balance between mass production and craft, the fast and slow, is needed in order to move towards a more sustainable future. I want to embrace new technologies, but not forget traditional craft techniques; combining and contrasting the old and the new for innovative results.

Research: Provenance & Transparency

Today we know very little about the majority of things we buy. By providing a narrative about the provenance of a product and sharing information with a transparent and authentic approach, we can tell the story of the supply chain and the people, places and materials involved.

Research: Sustainable Consumption

Consumption and sustainability do not naturally work together, but I am questioning how I can use my design skills and knowledge to produce products that address human emotional needs, in order to achieve a long-term sustainable balance. I would like to design products that people connect with and to build a relationship between designer, maker and user.

Research: 3D Printed Textiles

Research: 3D Printed Textiles

3D printing is a hot topic at the moment. It’s a technology that has been around for over 20 years, but it is only until recently that it has been used in fashion and textiles. Bradley Rothenberg is an architect who is currently working on developing 3D printed textiles…

Research: 3D Printing & Knitting – Pringle

Research: 3D Printing & Knitting – Pringle

During London Design Festival I went to a talk about material innovation in fashion. The panel discussion focused on new developments in 3D printing for fashion. It was held at the Pringle store where they showcased their recent material innovation; combining knitwear with 3D printing