Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Exercise 1

Read The art of craft: the rise of the designer-maker by Justin McGuirk, reflect on the hand-made I think there is a high demand for hand-made objects. This can be seen in the amount of DIY (do it yourself) projects and tutorials that have invaded the Internet in the past few years and the interest coming from… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Exercise 1

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Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Slow Design The idea behind Slow design is to change the way designers and consumers think/act when it comes to making, buying and using products. Besides choosing sustainable processes and materials, Slow design aims how to create a longer lasting relationship between a product and its user as well as consider the post-consumer life of… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 2

Research into sustainable product For this exercise I've chosen a box of tea by the brand Traditional Medicinals®. I will be carefully examining the packaging and labeling, visiting website(s), researching what goes behind each label and determining as best I can if the box's marketing is accurate. On the front of the box, there are… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 2

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 1

Sustainability I would define sustainability as the attempt of maintaining a process so that it can be continued for a long time or as aiming for balance; this could be done in several ways, such as making sure that natural resources are not depleted, that we decrease our damage to the environment as much as… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 1