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Zero Waste Fashion Design


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Table of content Preface 1. Zero waste fashion design from history to now Textile waste Zero waste over time Modern zero waste fashion design Interview with Maja Stabel, fashion designer (Norway) Short cuts 2. Pattern cutting as a fashion design tool Fashion design and pattern cutting Creative pattern cutting Interview with Winifred Aldrich, fashion author (UK) Interview with Rickard Lindqvist, fashion designer (Sweden) Creative pattern cutters from around the world Patterns in design ideation Short cuts 3. Zero waste fashion design: the basics Criteria for zero waste fashion design The design ideation toolbox Zero waste blocks Trapeze sleeveless tunic by Holly McQuillan, fashion designer and lecturer (New Zealand) Endurance skirt by Timo Rissanen, Finland-born, Australia based fashion designer and lecturer (Australia) Tailored jacket by Holly McQuillan Pattern set ups by Holly McQuillan Adapting an existing design for zero waste Risky design practice Designing with the fabric width Short cuts 4. Zero waste fashion design and CAD Marker making as design activity Advantages of digital design for zero waste fashion Zero waste tutorials through CAD Grading and CAD Combining digital technologies Zero waste and digital textile design Interview with Julia Lumsden, fashion designer (New Zealand) Short cuts 5. Manufacturing zero- -waste garments Fashion design and fashion manufacturing Interview with Lela Jacobs, fashion designer (New Zealand) Sizing zero waste garments Fabric in manufacturing zero waste garments Tara St James of Study NY Short cuts 6 Zero waste fashion design: getting started On inspiration Interview with Kia Koski, fashion design scholar (Finland) Documenting and reflecting on design On sharing Conversation with Yeohlee Teng, Malaysian-born, New York-based fashion designer (US) Futures for zero waste fashion design Short cuts Glossary References Index Acknowledgements Credits

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A comprehensive, illustrated introduction to zero waste fashion design by the foremost pioneers of research on this subject

About the Author

Timo Rissanen is Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is a fashion and textiles researcher with an interest in the interconnection between sustainability and social justice as they relate to the contemporary fashion industry. Holly McQuillan is a doctoral student at the University of Boras, Sweden. Her research centres on the field of Zero Waste Fashion Design practice- led research. Her research articulates zero waste fashion design through exhibition and writing, and focuses on broad issues of sustainability and their links with risky design practice.


This book should revolutionize how we teach flat patternmaking. -- Elizabeth Shorrock, Assistant Professor, Fashion Studies, Columbia College Chicago
This book is a great resource for teaching creative and innovative non-wasteful fashion design which are key to sustainability development -- Hae Jin Gam, Associate Professor, Apparel Merchandising & Design, Illinois State University
This is a truly excellent read and very relevant for an industry which is having to start a dialogue surrounding it's impact on the environment. * Jo Barnfield, City of Bath College, UK *
Written by two of the leading protagonists in the field ... [This] is a well-illustrated, comprehensive and practical volume. * Fashion Practice *

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