For the major part of human history, clothing has been hand made and tailored with a purely functional purpose. Prior to the industrial revolution, textile production was “small scale in home workshops called cottage industries” (Monet, 2017). It wasn’t until the twentieth century that these networks of small tailors gradually evolved into the large scale manufacturing market that we know today, ultimately resulting in the disastrous environmental impact. With an exponentially growing population the future is now challenged with a strong push towards sustainability, as well as technological and ethical implications that will inevitably shape the future of fashion.
Lazy Susan Studio will be continuing this semester to address the short-term challenges of sustainability in fashion, with tangible products that an already existing audience can access now. In the blogs or podcasts, the content will cover the long-term future of fashion, up to 50 – 100 years. They will be posted to reddit and run by professionals in the industry to receive feedback, as well as utilising the #BCM325 twitter to connect with classmates for critiques on my iterations.
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