In view of high consumption situation of raw materials in the apparel industry due to unique and diversified style, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the application of pattern transformation between clothing and tent, explore the feasibility of extending multi-functional product and provide experimental demonstration for realizing 5R (Reduce, Reevaluate, Reuse, Recycle, Rescue) design goal of garment product.
According to the results of market research, in order to make single product have the functions of both outdoor couple clothing and simple tent, the planar patterns of clothing and tent are compared and transformed to make them compatible with each other, then the removable multi-functional design and technique processing are adopted.
It was found that outdoor clothing and tent with similar application occasions and raw materials could realize the assumption of multi-functional product. Their combination has the functions of both clothing and tent by wearing and assembling.
By means of this transformation design, the diversification and enjoyment of garment styles and functions can be realized. This helps to improve the energy efficiency of raw materials and accessories by increasing the frequency of product reuse and sharing. In addition, the enjoyment design of products also helps to lead and promote ecological consumption.
This study has been supported by Science Fund of Education Department of Liaoning province (W2013090); special funds of Liaoning Department of Science & Technology for Key Laboratory of Digital Apparel Design and Engineering (2009403003); Teaching Reform Project of the Dalian Polytechnic University (JGLX1237) and college student innovation fund project (2013037).
Zhen Wang, W., Wang, Y., Lian Yu, S., Sun, L., Liu, J. and Min Wei, X. (2014), "Design for mutual transformation between outdoor wear and camping tent", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-05-2013-0052Download as .RIS
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