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Open Source Machinery: Embroidery Kit

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Appalled by over-priced professional embroidery machines, Stéphane and Sébastien have, within Electrolab, developed a prototype of an embroidery module that could be adapted to all standard sewing machines. On their innovation agenda, they wanted to make costly features, affordable and…

Portrait: Marzia Donzelli, MAD

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Established in 2007 by Donzelli (S.A.S.), MAD is a fashion design company specialising in clothing and fashion accessories for women, which express passion for the sea, the sun, and the wild and unspoiled charm of Sicily’s land. Production is based…

Five Different Paths

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Reasons for working independently are often based on individual decisions to make a life-change, youthful engagement to work differently, social representations of added-value enterprise or innovation, and tangible action in social responsibility. Be concerned: Laure She turned 20 in 2010….

Independent Agents of Change

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Life paths have become unpredictable. You may be here today and nowhere tomorrow, you may try to get or stay into the traditional business system, it will almost certainly crush you. So why not choose independence ? There is nothing to…

Digital Pattern Making: a Personal Story

Vol. 2, Issue 1

For more than twenty years, different types of software for designing sewing patterns have appeared on the market, mainly 2D CAD adapted to specific tailoring requirements. They are not sold alone, but are part of complex platforms that include other…

Portrait: Simona La Torre, Variazioni

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Simona, can you describe your business model? I call it demi-couture, halfway between ready-wear and houte couture: for each model I produce three or four specimens, they are ready-made garments but can be replicated with some variation and/or difference in…

Next Generation Wearables – Open Call

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WEAR Sustain is organising two Europe-wide competitions in April 2017 and October 2017, to develop what could or should be considered Next Generation Wearables and smart textiles that are critical-ethical-aesthetic. The program is seeking applications from teams in art or design…

Science and Fashion Design

Online First

Technology related to yarn and fabric production and related to sewing is constantly improving. The textile and clothing sector benefits a lot from research in many disciplines (from chemistry to computer science and biology), but often in a not entirely…

Fandom Markets

Vol. 1, Issue 1

Fandom of TV, film, or games offers huge potential for themed clothing, but narrow windows of opportunity impose digital production. According to Fashionista, ‘pink it and shrink it’ is still the most-used tactic for designing clothes for women sports fans….

Hotmelt Coating

Vol. 1, Issue 1

An interesting alternative to water-based recipes preparing yarns for weaving is coating with hotmelts, especially from an energy point of view. Traditional coating of warp yarn is done mostly on water based recipes: single yarns are coated conventionally within a…

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