2017 ITAA Annual Conference Proceedings: Design Presentations
The purpose of this design was to create an environmental activist art wear ensemble using apparel and home décor industry bi-products to bring attention to the affects of global warming on the ocean. The design framework draws from the cradle to cradle tenet of waste equals food (McDonough & Braungart, 2002) in both the sourcing of materials and the compostable nature of the garments natural fiber composition. Both fabric manipulation and macramé techniques were used to create a portable visual representation of the growing problem of coral bleaching and its impact on ocean life.
2017 ITAA Annual Conference Proceedings: Design Presentations St. Petersburg, FL: International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)- Iowa State University Digital Press.