Clothing Rhythms

Tham, Mathilda and Fletcher, Karen. 2004. Clothing Rhythms. In: E. Hinte, ed. Eternally Yours: Time in Design. 010 Publishers, pp. 254-274. ISBN 9064505497 [Book Section]

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The 'Eternally Yours' initiative (and this chapter - co-authored by Fletcher and Tham, both at Goldsmiths at the time) became internationally renowned, being at the forefront of sustainable design. Tham and Fletcher's 'Lifetimes project' (completed 2004) contributed a unique and significant part of this project. Many of the, then, current approaches to Life Cycle Analysis tended to seek a rather linear and therefore oversimplified model of product use. By exploring the rhythm or metabolism of clothes usage, Tham and Fletcher were able to define more complex, sophisticated strategies for environmental improvement.

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This project, which included user studies, interviews with industry and research observations, was supported by a £5000 grant from the AHRC. Additional to this book it was also disseminated at conferences at Sheffield Hallam University, 'Eternally Yours', Eindhoven, published in conference proceedings and on a designated website,


clothing; life cycle; use

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20 Mar 2008 17:44

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