We run a one day course via UAL short courses to introduce students to a set of design strategies (The TEN) created by the Textile Environment Design (TED) research group. Using this practical resource tool we guide students through the complex terrain of sustainability and identify workable ideas for systemic change within the textile industry.
Students perform design tasks using worksheets, applying each of The TEN strategies to a real textile product in order to redesign and improve it. Before guiding students through each task, we share examples and case studies for each strategy.
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From this course you will have a better idea of which fabrics to choose, for what kind of product. You will know more about the ways to finish and surface textiles, and the impacts that come from each technique. You will know how to make a textile product in an ‘improved’ way – how cut, colour and style decisions can be guided by The TEN strategies. You will have experience of, and access to, the tools and worksheets that will help to continue to develop your thinking. You will have experienced the inner-workings of a University textile research centre, and be able to link academic texts to your own practice, knowing more about where this information can be found and how best to use it.
This course is essential for anyone studying or working in textiles and fashion textiles. Whether you are a student, practising designer or simply working within the fashion, interior, product or architectural industry. This course will give you the fundamental principles of sustainable design today, whilst showing you where the future is heading.