Zero-waste pattern meets technology for marketable & sustainable design

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2014-01-01
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Ohrn-Mcdaniel, Linda
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This practice based research paper explores a meeting between technology and craft through a zero waste collection to be marketed and sold in a bridge market retail store. By creating an end goal of a marketable and reproducible collection the sustainability factor became very important yet also a great challenge. Zero waste patterns naturally challenge the designer as there is required pattern knowledge that is the foundation of the design process. When designing with a zero waste approach the designer needs to be flexible taking into account thinking about construction, grain and pattern shapes to be able to create a successful design ( Palomo-Lovinski, Ohrn-McDaniel, Hahn 2012).

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