Rethinking textile fashion: New Materiality, Smart Products, and Upcycling

Title: Rethinking textile fashion: New Materiality, Smart Products, and Upcycling
Author: Antti Ainamo
Affiliation: University of Borås Swedish School of Textiles
DOI:  10.3384/svid.2000-964X.14253
First published: 2014-12
Year: 2014
Pages: 53-60
Number of pages: 8
Language: English
Publisher:

SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation/Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköping University, Sweden

Publication type: Journal article
Journal: Swedish Design Research Journal
ISSN: 2000-964X
   

Keywords: Upcycling, Smart textile, Smart fashion, Sustainability, New materialisms

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Abstract

Manufacturing operations in much of textile fashion have migrated from the developed economies to developing countries in search of cost economies. Consideration for the natural environment has been lost in the process due to lack of clarity what corporation or some other participant in what kind of an economy is most responsible.

This paper is intended as a thought piece on how new materialisms offers an approach to bring back responsible concern for the natural environment in textile fashion and, perhaps, beyond.

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