Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sustainability in Design - Stain Dress

I was fortunate enough to have my stain dress worn by a model and photographed by a professional photographer. Here are the photos:

Here's the description:
Primary research conducted in Spring 2010 Sustainability Seminar revealed that most people are uncomfortable wearing clothes that have persistent stains - even if they are small. As a result, people tend to donate stained garments to second-hand stores. But here too, prevailing attitudes persist, and stained garments are most likely to end up in the landfill.

The hot spot stain areas on garments are front, side and back. This no stain dress is designed with removable panels which can be easily be replaced with another. Each panel is constructed with an integral gutter to catch liquid, centralize it, and move it toward the floor.

The no stain dress addresses two sustainability issues - less washing, and less load on landfills.