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Re-Fashioning the Future. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1910346
  • January 2009
  • 192 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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When most people think about eco-friendly fashion,
their first thought is probably organic cotton or
hemp. This book broadens the definition of
eco-friendly fashion beyond materials into our
relationships with clothing through use, care, and
intimate connections. This study’s main objective was
to re-think, or “re-fashion,” consumer interactions
with clothing in order to cause less environmental
harm while also meeting or exceeding consumer wants
and needs. To achieve this objective, a list of
eco-friendly apparel design goals was developed based
on extensive research in clothing life cycle
analysis, green consumer behavior, and innovative
eco-friendly design approaches coupled with insight
from interviews with eco-friendly design experts. As
a result, five diverse eco-friendly apparel design
collections were created and then evaluated by
consumers based on appeal and ability to influence
behavior. In addition, the design process inspired a
new eco-design framework: the ERRor-Friendly
Framework. This book’s review of research, collection
of design goals, and new design framework could be
adapted and expanded upon by eco-friendly minded
designers and professionals in any field.

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Kathleen, Dombek-Keith.
Kathleen M. Dombek-Keith, MA: Apparel Design at Cornell University.

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