Parsons The New School for Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
Grown Garments: 1
Humans have been making their own clothing for thousands of years. Using materials
such as foliage, animal
skins, and woven flora, our conscientious ancestors designed and
constructed garments for themselves and their families. After the Industrial Revolution
textiles in the mid 18
century, garment construction became a factory job, whereas
before it had
artisan craft of sorts, only performed by skilled tailors and dress
makers. This is when clothing became a mass
There has been a recent
development in the social interest of DIY fashion
inspired by eco
conscious trends. What
possibly be more sustainable
than materials that you could grow
This paper will explore developments in this branch of fashion technology and
the possible positive affects those developments could have in the areas of our
cal, medical, and ecological situations, among others.
Materials discussed will
include: human and animal skin cells, plant cells, and bacteria. The paper will be divided
by these specific substances and will analyze the development of each.
shion, Technology, Organic, Textiles, Aesthetics, Function
, Biology, Nature,
How do we turn raw materials into garments?
What are the functional and aesthetic properties of these garments?
How do we make sure the process is eco
friendly and sustainabl
How do we market this option (to grow one’s own garments) to the fashionable public?
Are these textiles
safe for long
Genetically modified soybean plants in a petri dish
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