Considerate Design for Personalised Fashion
Considerate Design is both a concept and a toolkit being developed to support fashion designers to embed sustainability into their decision making process.
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.
- '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.
Outputs realised from the research project:
Black, Sandy (2010) Considerate Design: Empowering fashion designers to think about sustainability. In: DK:Lab Sustainable Fashion - Issues to be addressed. Laboratory for Design, Innovation and Sustainability at Kolding School of Design, pp. 52-66. ISBN 978-87-90775-04-9
Black, Sandy and Eckert, Claudia (2009) Developing Considerate Design: Meeting Individual Fashion and Clothing Needs Within a Framework of Sustainability. In: A Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization: Volume 1: Strategies and Concepts. World Scientific Press, Singapore; London, pp. 813-832. ISBN 9789814280259 (print); 9789814467292 (ebook)