Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Irish design students focus on colour and the circular economy

Fashion and textile design undergraduates from four institutions across Ireland came together at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin on 23rd June, for the Irish heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2017. The students were competing to win a place at the Grand Final which takes place in November in Sri Lanka.

The brief was to ‘explore and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, technical and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles suitable for a circular economy’.  

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The Importance of Sustainable Fashion

By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd

India is the second largest cotton producer, consumer and exporter in the world. Textiles contribute to about 14% GDP and 14.4% to fabric exports. The fine and longest staple cotton Suvin Ratna (Cotton Association of India), Jewel of Cotton and Hemp or industrial hemp (BOHECO) are gaining importance besides standards, compliance, certification and sustainability. In view of this SDC EC in association with B D Somani Institute organised this seminar.

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Colour Scene Investigation: Colour in the Circular Economy

with thanks to Dr Cat Blackwell, SDC’s Education Manager

Huddersfield University design students investigated colour in the circular economy during a workshop with the SDC. The students examined different fabric samples in teams to find out where the fibres came from, how colour was applied, what the potential applications were for that sample, and how it fits in to a circular economy.

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