Today, there is no such thing as the traditional toolbox of a textile designer. A new suite of tools has evolved to provide access to digital design processes and social media channels. These resources are not restricted to the professional designer, and consumers themselves are becoming more engaged and active within the design process.
So in 2014 how does the textile designer and consumer alike, develop a design strategy and system or service, for the lifecycle of clothing?
I was invited to write a blog post by Professor Becky Earley and the TED (Textiles Environment Design) Team. This writing expands upon TED's TEN, a toolbox of design approaches which support sustainability through strategic design thinking and practice.
Within my blog post, I explored strategy 9: Design to Dematerialise & Develop Systems & Services. You can read the full text here.
For further information, visit Textile Toolbox an online exhibition showcasing a portfolio of practice led design interventions, prototypes, videos and writing.