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VETT.: Alternative methods of extending the life of textiles
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Industrial design.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In my master’s degree project in Design at Konstfack, completed and presented during the spring semester of 2022, I combine three of my competencies: Applied knowledge in industrial design, textile and pattern construction and textile materials science. The project was carried out in contact with many different actors, in the industrial design field as well as the textile field.

92% of the garments we wash, we wash unnecessarily. Many garments are washed after just one use. Washing less reduces the wear and tear of the fabric. If we extend the life of the garment by one year, we can reduce our carbon footprint by 25%.

Sweat is one of the main reasons why we wash, although the whole fabric does not need to be cleaned. Based on the collected user data, the armpit was identified as one of the primary problem areas.

I am developing an absorbent patch for the armpit. This product consists of circular textile materials, in symbiosis with function and shape. The product’s imprint is traceable, as well as transparent in manufacturing. With this absorbing patch, I want to contribute to a sustainable change in the fast-fashion industry by affecting design thinking, demand and consumerism.

This project focuses on how we can practice washing less, by identifying behavior patterns, material research in textiles and circular design in product development. Last but not least it is a close study of a product category and how it can be developed. Hence the title: VETT. - “common sense”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Responsibility, Textiles, Footprint, Industrial design, Sustainability, sweat, overwashed, life length, Common sense, Cultural probs, Clothes, Washing, Absorbent, User testing, Product, Sawing, Future, VETT.
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-8551DiVA, id: diva2:1671274
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Design - Individual Study Plan in Design (Master)
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Available from: 2022-06-17 Created: 2022-06-17 Last updated: 2022-06-17Bibliographically approved

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