Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Unfortunately the presentations were not filmed (although audio may have been recorded), therefore I created a video with my audio commentary so that for the people who couldn’t make it can experience it! Enjoy.
BEWARE: this video contains images of snakes (shock). :)
Monday, 7 February 2011
This type of presentation is timed, therefore no time to stumble. Wish me luck!
Thursday, 3 February 2011
After reading about the somewhat ludicrous, rampant and well hidden (by which I mean unpublicised by the press unlike his equally talented counterpart – Can you guess whose autobiography it is yet?) exploits of this artist I feel I need to roll over and exert my attention to another passion of mine: improving methods within the clothing lifecycle towards a more sustainable future. A come down perhaps, yet an enjoyable one.
I feel I have drifted from the original point in this post….
Ok back on track.
I haven’t as of yet started the text, however have had a quick flick through and settled the majority of my attention on the use phase chapter. People who know will surely not be surprised; I seriously cannot wait to read this chapter especially with subtitles including:
Laundering Frequency: Reducing Consumer’s Need to Clean
Laundry Detergents and Softeners: Effectiveness and Environmental Concerns
Sustainable Clothing Care by Design
And some figures that caught my eye:
Other pages that caught my eye were ‘New Materials for Fashion’ along with a profile of the fabulous Wonderland project by (my supervisor) Helen Storey where garments can be dissolved, offering a solution to the problem of waste.
Excuse me while I settle down with a cuppa to take my first tentative step into the text, I will do my best not to skip to the use phase….but no promises. Everyone has to be a geek about something…right?
I keep you posted on my journey through Shaping Sustainable Fashion, what I learn so will you.