Types of Fashion Design and Patternmaking Practice

Nordes Nordic Design Research
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Conference Proceeding
Nordic Design Research Conference - Design Inquiries 07, 2007, pp. 1 - 6
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This paper originates from a doctoral (PhD) research project that investigates the elimination of fabric waste from the production of clothing. Regardless of economic cost, fabric arrives at the fashion designer with an ecological footprint and it is a sophisticated product in its own right. Most efforts to reduce fabric waste have centred on marker-making software that place the garment pieces on a length of fabric as closely together as possible. Despite these efforts, in adult outerwear on average 15 percent of the total fabric used is wasted at the cutting out stage, according to Cooklin (1997: 9).
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