Ready-to-paint: Co-creation with little artists in fashion practice.

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Niinimäki, Kirsi Zhemchuzhnikova, Varvara 2017-05-30T05:32:14Z 2017-05-30T05:32:14Z 2017
dc.description.abstract The contemporary clothing industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. This paper is a study conducted by an experienced fashion practitioner with the goal to test a hypothesis about a sustainable fashion practice through constructive design research. The question posed by this work is how feasible is it to make attractive clothes based on drawings by children, and by virtue of this, create additional value and provide increased emotional attachment between the creator, her family and the product. To support the production and hypothesis, contemporary trends in society, art and fashion were studied by preliminary theoretical research. The primary goal is to produce high quality and emotionally valuable, therefore durable clothes, reducing fabric waste in the fashion industry on the levels of both pre- and post-consumer. A group of research participants, consisting of six international families with daughters of pre-school and school age, were recruited. Zero waste clothes co-created with the children’s drawings were produced for these families. For the applied research, appropriate clothing production techniques were tested, and the roles of designer and user in the proposed working model were discussed. After a six-month period of wearing the co-created pieces, the adult participants reported that they valued these items because they were made using their children’s drawings, in addition to their physical and aesthetic qualities, emphasizing that they will save these items for future generations. en
dc.format.extent 300
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Ready-to-paint: Co-creation with little artists in fashion practice. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword co-creation en
dc.subject.keyword children art en
dc.subject.keyword emotional attachment en
dc.subject.keyword zero waste fashion en
dc.subject.keyword patterns en
dc.subject.keyword vaatesuunnittelu fi
dc.subject.keyword kestävä kehitys fi
dc.subject.keyword jätteet fi
dc.subject.keyword kierrätys fi
dc.subject.keyword vaatteet fi
dc.subject.keyword vaateteollisuus fi
dc.subject.keyword ekologinen suunnittelu fi
dc.subject.keyword ekologisuus fi
dc.subject.keyword lapset fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705304849
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Salolainen, Maarit
dc.programme Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design en

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