This year we challenged our new first years with reimagining and reworking Denim for their research archive and design creativity module. A key element of the brief was working with more sustainably produced Denim developed and manufactured by Archroma, an International dye and fabric manufacturer who supplied our students with a range of Denim qualities which use up to 92% less water than regular denim.
Student primary research created in Painswick for project inspiration
It is really important that our students understand the challenges of producing more sustainable and ethical designed garments whilst exploring and developing their creativity, adding value and enduring interest to garments whilst learning new technical skills and design methods.
A selection of the final denim garments created by Level 4 Design Students.
The students have really enjoyed the process and have achieved real success within the first seven weeks of the course. This type of project is typical of the ways in which the course embeds it’s vision of being creative, sustainable, collaborative, responsive, dynamic and relevant.
By Margaret McDonough
Course Leader BA Fashion