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Nora Sproten, B.Sc. Design Ingenieur

Digital Zero Waste and 3D-Printing in Fashion - A Unisex Design with the focus on sustainability and innovation in fashion industries

Digital Zero Waste and 3D-Printing in Fashion
A Unisex Design with the focus on sustainability and innovation in fashion industries
Coach: Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl. Des. Marina-Elena Wachs, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Mathias Muth, Hochschule Niederrhein

This bachelor thesis deals with the digital development of a sustainable unisex outfit, following the principle "one-size-fits-most".  Founded on the knowledge from the compulsory course "Design Methodology Fashion" - in which students learn to create zero waste patterns and to implement them visually in CLO 3D - the pattern design for the jacket, trousers, top and bag of the outfit “Hero of Dystopia” were developed holistically without waste and without prototype.
Circularity, sustainability and inclusion are at the center of this work, whose innovative design character is also expressed in the incorporation of environmentally friendly 3D printing. Between the shoulders on the backside of the coat, strong structures made of the biodegradable material WillowFlex by the company 3dk.berlin were printed, which are inspired by the bone structure of seahorses. These are symbolic of the environmental pollution to be stopped and, due to their sequential hermaphroditism, also of the element of unisexness.

Thanks go to the Textilakademie NRW, which made their premises available for photos, and the company 3dk.berlin, which partially supported the project materially.

Pictures: created with the kind support of Textilakademie NRW; photographer Nick Prisack, Models Paula Kuhlmann und Ankang Nguyen
Design „Hero of Dystopia“, by Nora Sproten (2021), ©Nick Prisack, location Textilakademie NRW
Contact Nora Sproten: nora.sproten@hotmail.de, instagram @schnorous