Part five: Textiles – Project 3 – Clouds and pillars – RESEARCH POINT

*Note: This post has several individual pictures as the recent WordPress changes in Media Editor don’t work very well to create an album or seamless collage as per usual.   I had a hard time finding something for this research. It sounded easier than what it came out to be. Surely there is textile in… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 3 – Clouds and pillars – RESEARCH POINT

Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – RESEARCH POINT

In this research point we are asked to talk about an artist that his work appeals to us. When I first saw El Anatsui‘s work on a news coverage, I thought I was looking at a gigantic heavy textile work made with golden threads. But as the news report continued I had to make a… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – RESEARCH POINT

Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – Exercise 1

In this exercise we had to read Justin McGuirk‘s article on the Guardian ‘The art of craft: the rise of the designer-maker’ (McGuirk, 2011) which talks about the latest trend of handmade products and how these products stand in a modern day world. Today a handmade product becomes an object that carries many hours of… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – Exercise 1

Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – RESEARCH POINT

In this research point we are asked to look into Slow Design and the benefits of such an option for an alternative, more sustainable  way of creating products. Under the Slow Movement concept, Slow Design is essentially the polar opposite of a mass-produced product. In Slow Design what matters is taking into account all the… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 2 – The revival of craft and the hand-made – RESEARCH POINT

Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – Exercise 2

For this exercise I decided to talk about paper that contains seeds which can be used as a printed paper for business, birthday or post cards. The company I found the picture above is called customearthpromos.com and they claim the materials they use are made “out of up to 100% recycled materials” and it’s a… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – Exercise 2

Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – Exercise 1

As we’ve seen in the previous research point about the life cycle of textiles, the last steps of the process have to do with the use or consumption and the end life of a textile or material. The industry is listening to the environmental concerns of the consumers and struggles to find new ways to… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – Exercise 1

Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – RESEARCH POINT

In this research we were asked to find out about the life cycle of the textiles and begin by summarizing each category in a sentence and check later to find if we were correct. I knew many of the categories and some was recent information that made me intrigued to search for more before (like… Read More Part five: Textiles – Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials – RESEARCH POINT