by Prof. Dr. Marina-Elena Wachs
Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik - Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology
"BLUE is the new GREEN in the sustainability debate in design" (Wachs).
This thesis has been the kick-off for the new interdisciplinary topic which is explored at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology in terms of research projects, final theses and semester works.
In the further course of the design debate and discussion about >greens smarts< (2014, Wachs) - sustainable smart textile systems which work with increasingly natural components inspired by the role model of bionics of natural examples - Blue has been related to the use of blue technology and bluesign:
We would like to explore Blue in a broad associative scope and only substantiate it in the second step: in textile-, fashion- and interior- and architecture design we have defined it as new sustainable aspect of the broad spectrum of textile applications in terms of resource- and energy-efficiency. Within the scope of the following exemplary design works many different fashion- and textile-applications have been created in the WS 2015/16.