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Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

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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.


Memory Marks, Erin M. Monfort-Nelson Feb 2013

Memory Marks, Erin M. Monfort-Nelson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The intent of the textile hanging, Memory Marks, was to reveal a theme of “cultural transition and loss” through the use of textile surface design. The societal mood of WWII Japan was conveyed through simplicity of color, form, and mark making; rather than more explicit graphic elements often relied upon in surface design.


Daffodils-Enduring Winter, Chanmi G. Hwang Jan 2013

Daffodils-Enduring Winter, Chanmi G. Hwang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The creative design process for Daffodils- Enduring Winter involved merging a concept of sustainability with an exploration of new textile design techniques.


Sunflower Saddened, Sherry Haar Jan 2013

Sunflower Saddened, Sherry Haar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

My design scholarship explores applications of natural dyes on textiles. This particular garment is the result of experimenting with sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii) and an iron modifier. Sunflower heads typically yield an acidic yellow-green color when extracted as a dye; however, the addition of iron to the dye bath 'saddens' or grays the color toward a muted green.