2020.11.24 - 2020.11.30
Sustainable fashion provides an approach to circular fashion model by converging consumer consciousness, design thinking, brand proposition, new materials and advanced technologies. Teaching and learning for sustainability in higher education reflect social responsible practices in design. Donghua University, Edinburgh College of Art, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and LASALLE College of the Arts have carried out a joint research project on Sustainable Fashion by focusing on China fashion chain. This showcase area presents best practices of project-based teaching models on sustainable fashion in China, UK, the Netherlands and Singapore.
Currently, 73% of the world's clothing eventually ends up in landfills. Lower waste recycling rate is a big challenge for global fashion industry. Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater quality. Upcycling has become an important way for fashion industry to provide regeneration life cycle for fashion products. Collaborating with Yoofoo Elite, Cordis Hotels, Kaikai Group Co. Ltd, Donghua University has practised sustainable fashion design through various activities, such as graduation design competition, project-based teaching models, remaking old clothes and reusing of waste textiles.
时尚产业的碳足迹相当于所有国际航班和海运的总和，设计与制造更为持久使用的服装，减少碳排放、降低对生态环境的破坏，是可持续时尚的重要路径之一。以“自然之道”为品牌理念的 ICICLE、倡导慢生活的“Klee Klee”均致力于减少产品制作过程对环境造成的负面影响，并以不染色产品来倡导保护自然的意识。服装全成型技术、3D打印、数码印花等数字化设计与制作工艺也成为降低时尚产业碳足迹的高效方案。
The carbon footprint of the fashion industry is equivalent to that of international flights and maritime shipping combined. Reducing carbon emissions and environmental impact are important ways to forge a more sustainable future. ICICLE's MADE IN EARTH philosophy and KLEE KLEE's SLOW DOWN concept intends to reduce environmental impact in the production process, featuring natural dyes by taking a caring fashion approach in environmental protection. The adoption of digital designs, including complete garment knitting technology, 3D printing, digital printing and the improvement of fabrication process have also become effective solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of fashion industry.
Circular design is designing of a cycle in which resources are continuously cycled in various forms, following a reuse and recycle loop. Its goal is for zero waste, i.e. to send nothing to the landfill. Circular design calls for a closed loop, where recourses are continuously repurposed. One of the best examples is Reclothing Bank, a pioneer of sustainable fashion brand recycles waste plastic bottles into recycled polyester fabric(REPT), thus putting recycling and reuse in style. Langer Chen is dedicated to eco-friendly and certified organic practices, its All Seasons Outfit showcases the best practice for urban green fashion.
文化的多样性是时尚界永恒设计主题。传统手工艺即是少数民族传承文化的载体，也降低了大规模机器生产对环境的影响，并能促进欠发达地区弱势人群就业与发展。基于传统手工艺在时尚产品中的重新设计，已成为国际可持续时尚品牌的关注焦点。Fashion4reedom通过与手工艺工作者的密切合作，探讨不同可持续性环保材料的设计潜能和文化价值，也为生产搭建起更具可循环性的供应链体系。Klee Klee的 Naze Naze系列亦助力了独龙族的文化保护。
Cultural diversity is an eternal design theme in fashion. Traditional handicraft is not only the carrier of ethnic minorities' cultural heritage, but also reduces the impact of large-scale manufacturing on the environment. The redesign of traditional handicrafts in fashion products has become the focus of international sustainable fashion brands.Collaborating closely with craftsmen, Fashion4freedom explores the design potential and cultural value of different sustainable materials, and builds a more recyclable supply chah system for production. During the collaborations with China's ethnic minorities such as the Dulong community (Yunnan province), the Naze Naze project of Klee Klee is fully engaged in cultural protection.
2020 CARE for Future
Sustainable Fashion Showcase & International