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Ideas for Another Workwear
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2012 (English)In: Nordic Textile Journal, ISSN 1404-2487, Vol. 1, 50-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
The content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Abstract [en]

Earth’s current state demands new perspectives in many fields; political, private, global and local. This article examines sustainable functions within workwear and fashion. A design process is argued to be developed within a sustainable frame concerning the whole chain of ecological, sociocultural and economical factors. The two construction traditions of a. tailored: pattern pieces constructed next to the body, and b. empty space: simplified construction using squares and space between body and garment, are investigated and contrasted in order to find elements of sustainability within aesthetic. The article argues for a greater view upon what could be sustainable aesthetic, in forms and values. This is related to a construction of clothes which allows movement and durability. A proposal is finally given which contains three various shapes and constructions for workwear trousers.

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The Textile Research Centre: Swedish School of Textiles , 2012. Vol. 1, 50-59 p.
Keyword [en]
workwear, Wabi-Sabi, construction, sustainability, aesthetic, ecological age
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Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1572Local ID: 2320/12344OAI: diva2:869630
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2016-03-15

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