Design researchers from many areas are beginning to explore a key question in the twenty-first century in order to contribute towards a vision and reason for their disciplines: can products be designed to have added value to the consumer and at the same time contribute to improved outcomes for the health and wellbeing of the user? Can society be improved by changing the design of products around us? (Goulev and Farrer 2013). This chapter provides an overview of some design and technological developments from the global fashion and textiles industry, endorsing a model where designers and technicians use their transferable skills to create products for wellbeing rather than desire.
|Title of host publication||Fashion Design for Living|
|Place of Publication||Oxon + NewYork|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||978-0415717724, 978-0415717717|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2015|