BRIEF – Start to develop the theme of sustainability in a visual way – images. magazine articles, samples of fabrics and fibres – write short comments.
Following are photos of my sketchbook pages illustrating my thoughts on textile sustainability.
Sketchbook page 1 – these were my initial thoughts, the kind of things that we think about normally everyday. Buying recycled, recycling plastic bottles and clothes, not sending stuff to landfill etc.
Page 2 – Greenpeace print out highlighting the effects of toxic materials within the fashion industry
Page 3 – I have used a newspaper fashion “wish list” to mount these images on as this is the kind of marketing that persuades us to keep buying more stuff that we don’t actually need.
Page 4 – Examples of how recycling within the textile industry is explained to the next generation. These are copies of Year 9 DT info sheets.
Page 5 – this has a fold down page that over laps – see Page 6 following. All about fashion. I have included some clothes labels to carry the message of the 6R’s. I was quite pleased with this as some worked well – for example for Repair I used a tag with buttons on, for Reuse I used a tag that has a bracelet within the tag string and Recycle I used a tag from a company that has used recycled materials in the product.
With the fold over page
Page 7 – Looking at the 6R’s in more detail. Recycle and reuse.
Page 8 – Looking at the 6R’s in more detail. Reduce, Refuse, Rethink and Repair all on a backdrop of shoe mail order catalogue.
Page 9 – Looking at sustainability in fibres for fabrics. Fabric samples.
Page 10 – Looking at sustainability in fibres. These are slightly more unusual like nettle yarn, bamboo tops and pineapple.
Page 11 – TED’S TEN. For such a worthwhile tool, 10 design prompt cards for good design, I found these incredibly hard to find extra information on once I had found it. Through various sources I managed to gather the concepts as I thought it would be very useful for me to use when thinking about the next project.
Page 12 – more of TED’S TEN – I spaced these out so that I could add to them as and when I found more information.
Page 13 – more of TED’S TEN
Page 14 -More of TED’s TEN
samples of chipped bottles converted to polyester fibre.