Considerate Design for Personalised Fashion

Considerate Design: Ergonomically designed backpacks for the perfect fit

Considerate Design is both a concept and a toolkit being developed to support fashion designers to embed sustainability into their decision making process.

Principal Investigator: Professor Sandy Black
College: London College of Fashion

Project summary

The project investigated new design and production methods for creation of personalised fashion, using individual bodyscan data and rapid prototyping technology, in a portfolio of projects. 

Project outcomes

  • 'Knit to fit'- Professor Sandy Black and Dr Penelope Watkins Seamless garment knitting for comfort and personalised fit utilising advanced knitting technology.
  • 'Bespoke Bags' - Dr Frances Geesin and Steven Harkin bespoke functional bags ergonomically designed to fit the body.
  • 'Evolving Textiles' - Philip Delamore and partners Freedom of Creation, Complex Matters Experimental use of rapid manufacturing for textile-like modular structures which conform to body shape
  • Considerate Design toolkit - Professor Sandy Black, Dr Claudia Eckert and Fatemeh Eskandarypur. A visual intuitive tool for individual designers; a costing-based software tool for larger companies.