International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART E
Development of Innovative Surface Ornamentation by Utilizing Pre-consumer Textile Waste for Sustainable Fashion
Author(s): Mitali Shah
Going green has been a catch word in the global fashion circle. The concept of reduce, reuse and recycle is gaining momentum. Each year the garment industry generates tons of pre-consumer and post-consumer wastes, which is a great ecological threat. The Management of this pre-consumer waste is the greatest challenge that fashion Industry is facing. It is high time, we take a wakeup call being design responsible, creating designs which can be lucrative to Indian and International market. This can contribute to a new genre of Ethical Fashion. This motivated us to create a design range, using pre-consumer waste in form of fabrics. The main idea was to experiment with different techniques for creating surface design using consumer waste. The two techniques used were integration and disintegration. So we collected different fabric wastes relating our colour story and shredded It (Disintegration). Thereafter we created a fabric surface by sandwiching the shredded fabric (Integrating) between two fabrics i.e. poplin and net. We used net so that the shredded surface becomes more durable for easy use and maintenance. These were created using inspiration from fluid art, for fabric formation from fabric pieces. Fluid art is an abstraction which depicts the free flow in varied colours, creating a psychedelic effect. We considered designing an entire formal party wear collection, using these developed fabrics for surface ornamentation in different areas of the garments. The dresses were designed for males and females keeping in mind sustainability, consumer usage and serviceability, making it user friendly and innovative. The surfaces developed on the garments were sturdy, washable and easy to maintain, if put to consumer use.
How to cite this article:
Mitali Shah. Development of Innovative Surface Ornamentation by Utilizing Pre-consumer Textile Waste for Sustainable Fashion. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(2):263-265.