Summer Lovin’

Erte, Paris, c.1929. In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer.  He was 20. He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer.  Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid…

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New Re-use Models for Waste Plastic Packaging

Emma Lundgren, Royal College of Art, 2011. There is a growing generation of young women designers presenting innovative yet accessible ideas for reusing plastic waste materials as textile.  Employing an array of polymers, from nylon to HDPE, these creations offer exciting new models for re-use, the slowing of disposable materials’ metabolisms, localisation and inspiration. The…

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Our Next Workshop at the V&A

Eclectic prints by Emma Lundgren, Royal College of Art, 2011. Eclecticism, postmodernism and engineered prints are working their way into our exciting new plans for the next Slow Textiles/makeitdigital textile design course. Due to take place exclusively at the V&A, this cutting edge course, Born To Be Wild (and open to everyone), is designed in tandem with the forthcoming…

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The Politics of Fashion

The first lady of politics and fashion to catch the Earth Day surge of 1970s environmentalism and dress receives an CBE from the Queen today celebrating 30 years of pro-ecological and sustainable fashion/textiles activity.

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Slow Textiles to launch the Slow Design School in 2012

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Future Scenarios for Synthetic Fibres, Fabrics and Materials

Members of the Slow Textiles Group, the V&A Conservation Department, the Museum of Design in Plastics, Pli Design, Cohda Design and key academics in Polymer Technology join together at the Arts University College Bournemouth on  May 18th 2011  to discuss Futureproof Plastics,  future scenarios for polymer technologies in  design, innovation and sustainability. You are warmly invited  to attend…

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The Story of Stuff

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