The design of textile-based forms such as garments is mired in multiple layers of constraining histories, methods, technologies, and industries. These all are inherently centred on valuing other things than the environment we all rely on and are deeply entangled with. As a result, waste is an inbuilt component of the garment industry. It is imperative that designers find new ways to eliminate waste from the design, production and use of garments. Novel methods that simultaneously construct textile and 3D-forms (such as whole garment knitting) are a key solution. However 60% of the garments we wear are not knitted, they are woven, and there are few such solutions for these garments.
In collaboration with the University of Boras, Swedish School of Textiles