Slow Fashion & Sustainable Design
** Alterations The mending, hemming, re-sizing, restoring or upcycling of a garment.
** Garment An article of clothing.
** Green Alterations Mending, hemming, re-sizing, restoring or upcycling a garment while using vintage sewing machines and sustainable textiles.
** Hemming The hem is the bottom edge of a cloth. The act of hemming measures folds and encloses the edge inside of the stitch line to prevent the cloth from raveling.
** Fiber Art A style of fine art requiring the use of thread, fabric or yarn.
** Fast Fashion The contemporary system of mass producing clothing quickly and cheaply. Fast fashion often involves environmental and human rights abuses.
** Mending The act of repairing a rip, tear or open seam of a garment.
** Patterns The paper templates from which the individual pieces of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting out and sewing.
** Recycling Is a waste reduction concept. Instead of sending waste to the landfills, it is diverted for reuse.
** Restoration The art of mending, repairing or cleaning a Fiber Art piece/garment in order to cause no damage.
** Seam The lines on clothing where two edges of cloth have been stitched together.
** Seamster A person who sews, either by hand or machine.
** Sewing The art of combining two fabrics with thread and needle.
** Sewing Machine One of the greatest inventions of all time. The sewing machine allows the seamster a fast, efficient method for garment construction
** Slow Fashion The fashion movement of designing, creating and buying garments for quality & longevity. Slow Fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints and (ideally) zero waste.
** Straight Stitch Also called a "lock-stitch" this is the fundamental running stitch that is the basis for all sewing. ---------------------------------------------------
** Sustainable Fashion A growing design philosophy exploring the concepts of sustainable design and the carbon footprint of a garments life span. Sustainable Fashion seeks to create systems based upon environmental and socially responsible principles which are self sustaining.
** Sustainable Textiles The design philosophy that the only sustainable textiles are already existing textiles. This encourages the reuse of textiles while decreasing demand for new textiles.
** Textiles Material made from interlocking fibers. Fabric or Cloth are other words for textiles.
** Upcycling Adding commercial and environmental value to already existing materials through redesign & reconstruction.
** Zig Zag Stitch The second most important stitch in sewing, this stitch is the foundational stitch for stretchy knit fabrics and basic appliqué techniques. VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
** Zero Waste A design philosophy which encourages utilizing all waste in the implementation of "new" products while also planning ahead the products entire life cycle.
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