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The Role of Craft in a Co-Design System for Sustainable Fashion.

Hur, Eunsuk and Beverley, Katharine (2011) The Role of Craft in a Co-Design System for Sustainable Fashion. In: Proceedings of Making Futures: The crafts as change makers in sustainably aware cultures. Plymouth College of Art., Plymouth, UK.

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Abstract

The relationship between craft and design has been the subject of much discourse. Press and Cushworth (1997) have suggested that craft knowledge is fundamental to developing a vision of design in a “post-industrial future”, and McCullough (1998, cited in Kettley, 2005) supported this, noting “there remains a realm where scientific production cannot go, where mechanized industry finds too little demand to go, and where artistic discourses dare not go…there we find craft”. Contradictory to existing industrial-scale design processes, craft values social engagement and knowledge-sharing, is reflective and produces authentic products imbued with cultural meaning. It is these characteristics which suggest that craft has a significant role to play in developing sustainable practices. This paper explores the role of craft in supporting sustainable fashion design, production and consumption.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Katharine Beverley
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 14:31
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16322

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