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Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts Feb 2018

Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project is the beginning of what I intend to be a larger, evolving work that seeks to marry the theoretical with the practical when considering fashion objects that have “served their purpose”. The object at the project’s focal point: a worn out pair of blue jeans. My particular focus on jeans is based on the fact that they, alongside the t-shirt, are one of the most ubiquitous and commonly owned pieces of clothing for people all over the world. This wardrobe staple transcends age, race, and class, as it occupies an iconic status that has made them invulnerable ...


Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano Dec 2017

Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano

Senior Honors Theses

Bacterial cellulose is a leather-like material produced during the production of Kombucha as a pellicle of bacterial cellulose (SCOBY) using Kombucha SCOBY, water, sugar, and green tea. Through an examination of the bacteria that produces the cellulose pellicle of the interface of the media and the air, currently named Komagataeibacter xylinus, an investigation of the growing process of bacterial cellulose and its uses, an analysis of bacterial cellulose’s properties, and a discussion of its prospects, one can fully grasp bacterial cellulose’s potential in becoming a catalyst for sustainable fashion. By laying the groundwork for further research to be ...


Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West May 2017

Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

This research addresses sustainability in the apparel industry from the specific perspective of repurposing materials for use in costume development. Repurposing discarded materials, also referred to as upcycling, is examined as a viable approach to waste management and evaluated for its impact on sustainability in apparel and textile production, especially in relation to costume development. Current issues in sustainability in the apparel industry that are a focus for this research include waste from production as well as post-consumer waste. The project includes the design and construction of two costume pieces based on a style of costume known as cosplay ...


Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West, Kathleen Smith Jan 2017

Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West, Kathleen Smith

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

This research addresses sustainability in the apparel industry from the specific perspective of repurposing materials for use in costume development. Repurposing discarded materials, also referred to as upcycling, is examined as a viable approach to waste management and evaluated for its impact on sustainability in apparel and textile production, especially in relation to costume development. Current issues in sustainability in the apparel industry that are a focus for this research include waste from production as well as post-consumer waste. The project includes the design and construction of two costume pieces based on a style of costume known as cosplay. Cosplay ...


Time Trapped, Chasity Taylor, Sponsor Lalon Alexander Feb 2013

Time Trapped, Chasity Taylor, Sponsor Lalon Alexander

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

It is said that time never stops, the world continues, and life goes on. Butterflies develop through a process called metamorphosis. Sadly in today’s society the monarch is becoming extinct due to industrialization. My goal was to reflect this meaning of time with a unique approach by using different techniques and materials.


Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato Feb 2013

Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

To follow Akihiko Izukura’s zero waste philosophy and all natural dyeing process.


Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer Feb 2013

Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In spring 2012 the Fashion Design and Retailing faculty at Framingham State University and the MetroWest Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Framingham and Natick, Massachusetts, sponsored a student/alumni/faculty competition.


Sustainable Couture, Kanupriya Pande Feb 2013

Sustainable Couture, Kanupriya Pande

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Nature is to nurture and by designing garments that bring us a step closer to the eco friendly and safe environment we contribute towards a sustainable planet and in turn mankind. The Slow Fashion movement is a unified representation of all the "sustainable", "eco", "green", and "ethical" fashion movements.


Grand Canyon Waterfall, Belinda T. Orzada Feb 2013

Grand Canyon Waterfall, Belinda T. Orzada

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Use of natural dyes provides an opportunity for apparel designers to expand the creative process and follow the unknown. Exploring new dyestuff and dye techniques provides creative problems to solve. The purpose of this design was to explore a socially responsible and sustainable dye technique and utilize the resulting fabric in a design that would connect to the natural environment and provide a statement of social responsibility.


Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel Feb 2013

Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Where is the fashion industry going? While the mountains of trash are piling up the fashion industy is focused on producing more at lower costs to make higher profits. This dress is done as a commentary on this industry where the craft is close to lost and the business is in focus. There are many reasons why the craft could be a way to a more sustainable fashion industry.


Peace, Jasmine Kornel Jan 2013

Peace, Jasmine Kornel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

I began with the idea of attempting to create a pattern in the neighborhood of an ikat with no visible pictorials through crocheting wool roving. The goal was to fabricate a semi-consistent pattern that wouldn't compete with the effect of the natural texture of the roving after it has been crocheted.


Falling Water, M. Jo Kallal Jan 2013

Falling Water, M. Jo Kallal

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Falling Water integrates alternative approaches to designing, cutting and assembling apparel. Rather than modify conventional pattern shapes, the design strategy deliberately broke away from traditional patternmaking techniques to seek fresh alternatives.


Spring’S Promise, Erika Frances Iiams Jan 2013

Spring’S Promise, Erika Frances Iiams

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This innovative design represents the desire for spring after a long winter. Often springtime in the Northwest and in other areas can be quite cold; it might even snow! The design problem addressed was to create a garment that represented the feel of spring but still offered warmth and comfort for the wearer.


Blooming Daffodils, Chanmi G. Hwang Jan 2013

Blooming Daffodils, Chanmi G. Hwang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The creative design process for Blooming Daffodils explores a concept of sustainability, and new textile design techniques. This wearable art piece was inspired by the final lifecycle stage of daffodils of dormancy in the fall, as they prepare bulbs for next year. Thus, the designer's goal was to highlight the evolution of the daffodil blooming process that is not visible to the human eye.


Women’S Wear Daily, Catherine Black Jan 2013

Women’S Wear Daily, Catherine Black

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by daily readings of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD®), the authority for fashion news, I was challenged to create an original ensemble utilizing WWD’s as the “fashion fabric”. Design inspiration from the many original designs found in the WWD®’s.


Exploring Consumption Intentions Of Customized Apparel, Fatma Baytar, Suson P. Ashdown Jan 2013

Exploring Consumption Intentions Of Customized Apparel, Fatma Baytar, Suson P. Ashdown

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The online shopping experience promises to become more interactive, creative, and social. Emerging digital technologies in the fashion industry could change the dynamics of online garment purchase and garment consumption by enabling consumers to acquire visual information, interact, co-design, and make more educated purchase decisions (Ashdown & Loker, 2010).


Attachment To Clothing And Implications For Sustainability Within A Cultural Context, Marilyn Delong, Seoha Min, Yoonkyung Lee, Mary Alice Castro Jan 2013

Attachment To Clothing And Implications For Sustainability Within A Cultural Context, Marilyn Delong, Seoha Min, Yoonkyung Lee, Mary Alice Castro

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Extending the life span of clothing through better quality and increased usability can result in fewer resources used in the overall clothing consumption system (Fletcher, 2008). If people experience emotional attachment toward clothing they own, they are likely to manage their clothing with more care, for an increased life span of their clothing (Schifferstein & Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, 2008). In this regard, it is worthwhile to explore people’s attachment to clothing from a sustainable perspective. The research explored how American and Korean consumers in their twenties report attachment to their clothing. The research gives perspective to apparel designers and companies who want ...


Socially Responsible Apparel Purchasing Intention, Knowledge, And Attitudes: Cross-Cultural Comparison Of U.S. And Korean Consumers, Joy M. Kozar, Ji Hye Kang Jan 2013

Socially Responsible Apparel Purchasing Intention, Knowledge, And Attitudes: Cross-Cultural Comparison Of U.S. And Korean Consumers, Joy M. Kozar, Ji Hye Kang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study is to cross-culturally examine consumer groups most likely to engage in socially responsible (SR) apparel purchasing behavior. Numerous business studies have investigated the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR), noting positive relationships between CSR initiatives and financial performance (e.g., McGuire, Sundgren, & Schneeweis, 1988) and attitudes held by consumers (e.g, Lichtenstein, Drumwright, & Braig, 2004).


Organizing Clothing And Textiles Outreach To Ghanaian Women And Girls, Kimberly Miller-Spillman, Kwaku Addo Jan 2013

Organizing Clothing And Textiles Outreach To Ghanaian Women And Girls, Kimberly Miller-Spillman, Kwaku Addo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this paper is a call to action for clothing and textiles scholars to aid Ghanaian women and girls in achieving more income and education through a connection with university Family and Consumer Sciences’ (FCS) students, faculty, and homemakers. We are proposing that a consortium of clothing and textile specialists with interests in Ghana be organized to create an ongoing and sustainable effort in Ghana to benefit women and girls