1. State of the art, project management and documentation¶
„Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
In the beginning¶
For me, Fabricademy is a new world, new principles of work, new techniques of work ... but so unassuming in the work I do.
To understand what I have to do at this stage, I watched the tutorials: , Tuorials - Nuria Robles - Evaluations & NuEval,Presentation - Claudia Simonelli and Tutorial: How to edit your website.
... so I learned how:
To build a website.
To upload documentation the project page. on class.textile-academy.org.
To add references, upload images, videos, and Use Markdown and Gitlab.
I found practical to use for making the collages the Canva app. or PowerPoint.
For video I created an account on Vimeo. You can simply copy the Embed section and paste it in markdown with the name of the video below and link to the Vimeo account.
Customize my website¶
After practicing and learning how to build a website, upload documentation, add references, pload images, videos, and how to Use Markdown and Gitlab, I customized my website.
Initial ideas for my project¶
Looking for ideas for the final project I found this information in the Internet THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THAT COMPANIES IN THE TEXTILE SECTOR SHOULD SEEK TO REDUCE:
„Waste generation - The global production of textile fibre has doubled in the last 20 years, reaching an all-time high of 111 million tonnes in 2019 and maintaining growth forecasts for 2030.
Low recycling rate - The recycling rate for textile waste is very low. More than 85% of products discarded by consumers end up in landfills or incinerators and only 13% is recycled in some form after use.
High water consumption (water footprint) - Textile production uses a lot of water, as well as land to grow cotton and other fibres. It is estimated that the global textile and clothing industry used 79 billion cubic metres of water in 2015, while the needs of the entire EU economy amounted to 266 billion cubic metres in 2017.
Use of chemicals - Chemicals are used in virtually all textile production processes, from fabric preparation and bleaching to finishing.
Water pollution and the emission of micro-plastics - According to estimates, the dyes and finishing products used in textiles are responsible for about 20 % of global drinking water pollution.
The fashion industry is estimated to be responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, more than international flights and shipping combined. According to the European Environment Agency, textile purchases in the EU in 2017 generated around 654 kg of CO2 emissions per person.”
At this stage I see two global problems that could be solved with the help of specialists in the textile industry: reducing textile waste by recycling them and reducing electricity consumption.
Now the question that appear: what is the clothing product most often worn by people around the world? I did not find a data analysis in this sense, but I realized that jeans are in everyone's wardrobe, and in most cases the lumps that are no longer worn are thrown away or stored somewhere.
Why not create new outfits using old jeans?
I know it's not a new idea, but I think that it does not apply to the maximum.
Keeping this idea, I searched for images on Pinterest!
Thinking about electricity crisis, the use of e-textiles can create innovation in this problem.
In support of the project idea, I was inspired by some of the Fabricademy participants from the past years.
Fabricademy Final Projects 2020-21 - Diane Wakim - Data Thread
Fabricademy Final Projects 2020-21 - Dominique Vial - Twist Again
Fabricademy Final Projects 2020-21- Maite Sosa Methol - Movimiento
It was an intenstint week in which I acquired new experience and new ideas!
Ideas that were born are need to be developed.
A project idea that will include knowledge gained during the study at Fabricademy, knowledge about Circular Open Source Fashion, e-textiles and Wearables.