Blog 6

  • LOLA show
    • All of the LOLA shows were very interesting to listen to. Many of them were things that I had never heard of such as the Speedo swimwear line that mimics the dermal denticles located on a sharks skin. This Speedo swimwear line allows elite swimmers to swim as fast as humanly possible.
    • Another LOLA show that stuck out to me was the one about reducing the waste of leather. This was so interesting because the only alternative for leather that I know of is faux leather so to hear about bionic leather was pretty cool. Bionic leather is 100% natural leather but without harming animals. It is cultured in a lab-controlled setting and requires less water and energy in the dying process.
    • There was a LOLA show about the dying process, which is one of the biggest problems in the apparel industry. Almost every textile that we see or own is dyed. The dying process could be a lot less harmful if we do natural dying using biomorphism.
    • Waste in general is a huge problem in the industrial industry. Designers use and waste a lot of yarn and fabric. She had an idea of using orange and banana peels to make fabric, we could also reuse fabrics that we already have to make new fabrics
  • Dr. Armstrong
    • I really enjoyed Dr. Armstrong’s talk; it was so much different than her normal lectures that I am use to hearing in class on Mondays and Wednesdays. It’s cool to get to know your professors on more of a personal level, and know where they come from. I feel as if I have more of an understanding of why she teaches the way that she does. She is an amazing teacher and you can tell that she is truly passionate about what she does. I knew that she was into yoga, as she mentions in class often but I didn’t know that she meditates everyday and It is something that I want to incorporate into my life. I also think its amazing that she has such a cool and unique background. She probably didn’t like her circumstances growing up but I believe its what made her the person that she is today

TED 10

  • Design to minimize waste
    • This is the idea that encourages designers to waste in the textile industry. We need to design things that are in demand.
  • Design for cyclability
    • This process is to design for upcycling. While this process is related to designing for recycling it is so different.
  • Design to reduce
    • This process is about choosing appropriate material selection as well as processes for all products, this will minimize environmental impacts
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