Shifting Mindsets: From Conventional to Zero Waste Design
Zero Waste Design Concepts and Context
ZWDC's first collective course
Shifting Mindsets: From Conventional to Zero Waste Design is the first e-learning course from Zero Waste Design Collective. This course has been developed as an introduction to the concepts and context of zero waste design.
After taking this course our goal is for you to understand everything you need to know about ZWD before starting to make and design ZW garments.
About this course
Starting your journey
How to use this course
Zero Waste Design Terminology
Zero Waste Design Myth BustingFREE PREVIEW
Zero Waste Design = Upcycling
Zero Waste design is impossible
Zero Waste fashions are boxy and volumious
Zero Waste Design uses more fabric than conventional patterns
It's impossible to make fitted Zero Waste designs
Zero Waste patterns are too complicated
Bust a myth
Welcome to this chapter
The impact of fashion industry
Post consumer / Environmental context for industry
Pre-consumer / Environmental context for industry
Environmental context for home sewing
Choose the Best Design Option
Design Process and Roles
Principles of ZWD
Fabric Considerations and Consumption
ZWD VS MWD
Activity: From Conventional to ZWD
Design for Durability + Disassembly
Danielle's Design Voice
Holly's Design Voice
Mylene's Design Voice
Cassandra's Design Voice
Develop Your Own ZWD Voice
Introduction to Tessellation
Historical and Contemporary Examples
Activity: Abstract Tessellation
Activity: Introduction to Applied Tessellation
1. Is the grainline affected by rotating pattern pieces?
2. Do trimming and binding count towards a garments zero waste?
3. Do you need training in regular pattern making before attempting a zero waste pattern?
4. Is it cheating to use fabric scraps as applique?
5. When using a printed pattern should I cut through the fabric and paper?
6. What if the fabric width required for a ZW pattern doesn't match my fabric width?
7. Is it okay if grading creates different adaptations for different sizes?
8. How do I get started?