Tools

2019

The Ten Cards

Description: Professor Rebecca Earley introduces 'The TEN' cards, giving a lightning-fast overview of the design strategies that took her and the research team many years to develop.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about The Ten Cards.


TEN Play: Lead Cards

Professor Rebecca Earley introduces one simple way to play with 'The TEN' cards, by taking you through a short reflective exercise that explains her own Lead Cards, based on the low-impact, heat transfer textile prints that she produces.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about The Ten Plate:Lead Cards

Now, Near and Far Stamps (and the Now Wall)

Professor Rebecca Earley introduces 'Near and Far Stamps (and the Now Wall)' which were devices developed whilst working at H&M in Stockholm with the New Development team. ilmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the Now, Near and Far Stamps

Yes & No Cards

Professor Rebecca Earley introduces the 'Yes and No Cards' - a simple way to engage an audience when you are presenting ideas and wish to get instant feedback or stimulate debate. Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time. Find the tools at www.textiletoolbox.com

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the Yes & No Cards

Postcards In Workshops

Description:Professor Rebecca Earley introduces 'Postcards in Workshops' - a short film about how her and the CCD researchers use the simple postcard in project workshops to improve the way researchers collaborate across disciplines.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about using Postcards in Workshops

Who Made My Uniform

This film gives the overview of the TextileToolbox worksheet that outlines five sessions that can be developed to deliver as educational activities in primary schools. Originally created as part of the first Fashion Revolution Day in 2014, these activities can be adapted to suit students of any age and design discipline.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the project 'Who made my unifrom".

Thinking Together

If you are giving a presentation or talk and want the group to be more involved then use a sheet like this one to get people to talk to each other at the halfway point, inviting them to have a go at applying some new ideas about sustainability to their work on the spot. It gives you a chance to draw breath, but crucially it allows you to understand what is going on in their heads and so gives you the chance to adapt and edit what you are presenting as you work through the second half of your presentation.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about The Ten Plate:Lead Cards

Green Cards

Dr Clara Vuletich created these cards (originally known as the TED Question Cards) as part of her PhD research, when she was helping the team deliver workshops at companies during the Mistra Future Fashion project. They are a great way to do a warm up with a group of people to find common values and beliefs that may then inform the design process or decision-making further down the line. Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the Green Cards

TEN Play: Audit, Redesign, Refine

These three worksheets can be used with The TEN cards to take an existing product - one that you made or one that you bought - and explore it in order to redesign and improve it. It makes the designer think deeply about each aspect of the product, and then get really creative as they try to improve it. Finally, the task is to articulate the improvements, in order to get better at talking about design and sustainability.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about TEN Play: Audit, Redesign,

Wardrobe Insights

How can designers relate their own clothing wear/use habits to improving their practice? In this resource sheet we propose ways for designers to look inside their own wardrobes and use their own clothes as a way to generate new design insights. It can be used as a simple warm up exercise, a moment of personal reflection, or can be developed into more rigorous formats to use in research projects.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the Wardrobe Insights worksheet

Speeding Tickets

These cards are a fun way to explore a product and its lifecycle speed. Choose a product and design it to last a short while, and then a longer while. These cards can be used with the Garment Type cards to help you create a specific brief. Play the cards to yourself or a group to really challenge your thinking about why some garments are so fast and what makes others slow.

Filmed in her garden studio at her home in London during the Coronavirus pandemic in Spring/Summer 2020, this film is part of a series that aims to help designers access and use the research resources, produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures during this challenging time.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about the Speeding Ticket cards.

Lifecyle Map

This worksheet will help you separate out the design questions that exist within the lifecycle of any product. All products have a lifecycle - the materials then production stages; then use, then disposal or reclaim. Use this simple quadrant worksheet to help you identify which decisions go where; and then use the worksheet to make better decisions, to improve the profile and impacts of the product, and make decisions that hekp it be recovered at the end of life.

A film of Professor Rebecca Earley talking in her studio about The Ten Plate:Lead Cards.