5 Ways

Date: 2002 - 2003

Principal Investigators: Rebecca Earley and Kate Fletcher

Funded by: AHRC and Chelsea College of Art and Design

5 Ways was a project by Earley and Fletcher made up of five inter-connected approaches to fashion textile design. It brought together creativity and ecological thinking in fabric form and offers a range of starting points for understanding more about what ecological qualities such as diversity, participation and efficiency might mean for fashion textiles.

The methodology involved a research team made up of five individuals, all graduate designers, working both independently and in workshop situations. The project produced an exceptional number of revealing ideas and product concepts for sustainable fashion textile design, five of which were developed into garments.


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