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INNOVATION // TOPICS

   Within the Baltic Fashion project we have explored selected innovative topics through various activities within the fashion and textile industry.


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Sustainable Fashion

 

THE IDEA

Zero Waste Pattern Cutting (ZWPC) is a method of pattern making that particularly aims to eliminate fabric waste from garment production.
The design researchers who brought this approach to light again, and started refining it, are Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan from New Zealand.
The objective was to gain practical knowledge of an innovative technique, Zero Waste Pattern Cutting, which could provide new perspectives for fashion design, while also developing sustainable design practices. The ZWPC workshop took place at the Aalto University in Helsinki from August 13 to 17, 2012.

 

TEAM

The participants included teaching faculty, students and designers from partnering organisations of the Baltic Fashion Network. The workshop was coordinated by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and it was part of  the ongoing Baltic Fashion project.

CONCLUSION

Quotations from participants:  
Andrej Subarew (Germany): “The ZWPC-workshop showed me a fundamentally different way to pattern making”.
Pia Mouwitz (Sweden): “It challenges the traditional thinking and helps me to work in a more sustainable way”.
Tuula Bergqvist (Finland): “Zero waste technique is liberation in pattern making”.
Mara Binde (Latvia): “In general, zero waste fashion means a better future for my children”.

 

Read more:
http://zwpcworkshop.wordpress.com

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