Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
2014 International Textile and Apparel Association Conference
Journal or Book Title
2014 Design Catalog of the Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Strengthening the Fabric of our Profession, Association, Legacy and Friendship
November 12-16, 2014
Apparel manufacturing processes are one of the most prevalent sources of environmental problems at almost every stage (Gam & Banning, 2011). Some apparel designers/manufacturers are striving to incorporate sustainable and socially responsible processes to create non-toxic, healthy, biodegradable textiles and apparel products. This apparel design project combined handcraft techniques and digital printing to create an eco-friendly line entitled Life of Earth. The design process model used was created by LaBat and Sokoloskwi (1999) including: (a) problem definition and research, (b) creative exploration, and (c) implementation; and the designer included an evaluation step.
International Textile and Apparel Association
Zhang, Ling and Sanders, Eulanda, "Synthesis of Handcrafts and Digital Printing: Creative Sustainable Apparel Design." (2014). Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 106.