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Various ways to implement sustainability into fashion design were examined in a class on recycled clothing this past semester. The idea of trying to reduce waste from leftover fabric after cutting out the pattern inspired this jacket. The amount of fabric that is usually leftover from the pattern cutting process is reduced or eliminated by using the zero-waste design approach. When one realizes that in order to meet this goal the entire design process must be drastically different, it soon becomes apparent that this is a full change in paradigm. When designing with this effort in mind, one has to look closely at the pattern and the pattern layout. The object is to have the pattern pieces interlock to reduce waste.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Near Zero Waste

Various ways to implement sustainability into fashion design were examined in a class on recycled clothing this past semester. The idea of trying to reduce waste from leftover fabric after cutting out the pattern inspired this jacket. The amount of fabric that is usually leftover from the pattern cutting process is reduced or eliminated by using the zero-waste design approach. When one realizes that in order to meet this goal the entire design process must be drastically different, it soon becomes apparent that this is a full change in paradigm. When designing with this effort in mind, one has to look closely at the pattern and the pattern layout. The object is to have the pattern pieces interlock to reduce waste.

 

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