Waste-Free Methods from Creative Pattern Cutting
Gain insight into the world of creative pattern cutting, a profession that demands strong creative vision and problem-solving skills, and how a pattern cutter’s capabilities can be applied to reducing waste right from the design stage.
We revisit this episode from 2017 with Franki Campbell, whose approach to zero waste pattern cutting is pushing boundaries. Driven by her passion for sustainability, she has developed patterns optimised to cut down as much waste as possible using smart techniques and a holistic approach to how textiles are used in the studio.
About the speaker:
Franki Campbell is a Creative Pattern Cutter. An early interest in sewing and garment construction led her to undertake courses in corsetry, costume and bespoke pattern. After graduating from the PGC in Innovative Pattern Cutting at Central Saint Martins, her interest in sustainable fashion found her interning at Safia Minney’s label People Tree. Today she works freelance, making patterns for multiple fashion lines.
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In this video you'll learn:
- Different methods of achieving zero waste fashion
- Using creative pattern cutting to achieve optimum zero waste designs
- How you can use post-consumer and pre-consumer waste in production
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Microfibre Pollution and the Environmental Impact of Washing Clothing and Textileswith Neil Lant
Over the past four years, microfibres have risen out of seemingly nowhere as one of the most harmful effects of the textile industry on the planet. We know for certain that microfibres are extruded from our synthetic clothes, but beyond this, what do we actually know about the facts surrounding these tiny plastic pollutants?
While their effects are still unknown, working on finding out the answer to this serious environmental question, along with practical methods of solving the crisis is Neil Lant and his team of researchers at Procter & Gamble. Neil’s approach is wholly focused on the science behind washing clothes and his 20 years of experience in researching the best washing techniques make this interview a must-watch for anyone keen to stay abreast of the current state of the microfibre crisis.