11. Implications and applications

word cloud & moodboard

Firstly I created a word cloud with all the topics that excited me the most during the course, it was very hard to filter some of them and I almost listed the full Fabricademy course. However in the end of this process it became more clear my attraction towards two groups: Biology related itens, more specifically biomaterials and natural dyes, and the Parametric Design & Modularity as digital design techniques.



I believe sustainability is no longer a choice when it comes to designing anything currently. Therefore it is very important to take into consideration the social, enviromental, cultural and economic aspects

Having studying business, working in a big fashion retialer and being a entrepreneur on my own brand, I built a wide view on the way the fashion industry is operating, with it's complexity and difficulties of changing it. but it needs urgent changes, in many different levels in its supply chain

personal framing and fashion industry status



Melting everything together I came up with a final project that is a product development incorporating biomaterials as an alternative to the traditional fabrics sourced, and adding digital modular design on the search of a more circular and minimal waste production; Explore the development process steps and choices as an alternative to traditional fashion production and how can it be replicable for other product categories or players. the-bag







clara davis


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Ellen MacArthur Foundation - circular fashion

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lecture notes

Rethink of what materials are, how accessories fit, why garment production is like it is and current aesthetics.

What materials are

Understand different materials properties, achieving texture, viscosity, texture.

Leather exemple : using the discarded leather parts, cutting little pieces almost like fibers. Not only about doing shapes but also changing their behaviour, by laser cutting, or programming.

material persepctive - having the idea that you can grow-cook something and not just buy smt that seems very obscure where is it coming from. mix of diy with curate yourself

how accessories fit

creating the bridge between digital and manual in fashion

why garment production is like it is

tecnology helping the process in fashion

current aesthetics

how long will take to change what a good design is. Merging digital fabrication generative design end user programing and maker communities

the equation to be solved

*+ craftsmanship - mass production + customization + services

(personal obs: is it true that mass production is always bed? What about ppl in developing countries that didn't achieve our consumption level? How will they consume?

see presentation for dutch project with grasshper and laser cut to dismantle and reassemble the dress together.)

  • Personalization on a product level
  • Personalization on a system level - shape, design, finishing can be programmable nad therefore modifiable
  • Personalization on a service level - control systems integrated in the textile. Self-programmed behaviour and functionality

usage also constraining the behaviour of the user (exemple of placing the dispenser in the head and having to baw for ppl)

What to do yourself and what collab?

whats normal and simple? make your new normal