Salvaging the Value of Textile Waste through Scratchboard Etching

Irma D Villanueva, Saemee Lyu
2020 Pivoting for the Pandemic   unpublished
Mentor Statement: The purpose of this mentorship relationship was to assist Apparel Production seniors explore and attain the high-level design skills required to become successful professionals in the apparel industry. A studio-type class was offered where each individual student selected a theme to develop and work on independently. Students were able to use various apparel industry technologies and recyclable resources such as donated fabrics, surplus textiles and cut and sew textile scraps,
more » ... etc. in the department to enhance their design learning experience. Since sustainability is a world-wide concern, the department encouraged students to design a garment using recycled materials available in the department with the technology provided. The student designer in this study used and created a sustainable design from limited and unconventional materials while meeting aesthetic and functional purposes. Hence the sustainability goals were well met. This design was chosen to be sponsored based on its high quality of construction and technique. This design incorporates an alternative way of thinking by using various design elements cross the disciplines.
doi:10.31274/itaa.11969 fatcat:jnhdbwm4hna5legu6hvmjgybp4