Interactive design model for upcycled children’s apparel - a case study - Projects
Updated : October 2020
This study examines sustainable effects of interactive design involvement with aims of facilitating innovative designs in the production and consumerism of upcycled children’s apparel.
It is based on an existing project with a company called Earthlink Apparel where recycled corporate uniforms are redesigned into children’s apparel.
The study was carried out in two phases - understanding of perspectives on upcycled apparel from a community group and conducting a pilot workshop on designing the same involving the community group, designers and the company's management and production staff. Results showed that the interactive design involvement enhanced the company's knowledge on valuable design preferences, customer needs, sustainable design practice methods and building relationships within the firm and community.