Friday, December 14, 2012

News and sites of interest, mid December

Firstly, don't forget our first Alberta meeting in January, read the previous post,  refresh your memory and put it in your diary!
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Kwantlen Polytechnic gets funds for new high tech fashion department:

 Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson announced Friday he will help fund a new $36-million school of design focusing on high-tech clothing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Wilson said he and his wife Shannon will donate $8 million, to be combined with $4 million from the Vancouver-based company he founded in 1998, to launch the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen’s Richmond campus.

From the Vancouver Sun. Read more here .


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The Center for Pattern Design

Our mission here is to recognize the skill of pattern designing, to educate and provide research for professional development and to explore contemporary applications. We hope this leads the fashion industry to place greater value on the work of highly skilled pattern designers and thereby offer the public more interesting and better fitting clothing. Most of all, we want new generations to follow their curiosity, create new forms and learn from the best in history. Finally, we hope that the art and fine skills of pattern designing continue to impart confidence, creativity and yield personal success for those professionals who recognize the importance of beautiful fit and design.

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Sustainability is rightly so the new buzz word for surface designers of all ilk, whether natural dyers, fashion designers, makers of jewellry or textile art. A new book available now from Thames and Hudson publishing, with chapters on every aspect of contemporary fashion , "The Sustainable Fashion Handbook" addresses design and innovation,corporate transparency; the eco-footprint of the industry; and the role of technology in greening fashion, as well as other pertinent subjects and lists resources for many of fashion's multi-faceted tangents. 

The definitive source book on all aspects of sustainable fashion – not only the environmental issues presented by fast-moving fashion, but also the social impact of the industry. Packed with authoritative facts and inspiring images and ideas, this is an indispensable reference for 
professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability and innovation.
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