Textiles Environment Design - TED
What is it?
TED is an online platform dedicated to practice-based sustainable design strategies for creating textiles with reduced impact on the environment. The core is TEDs TEN toolbox of ten method cards with guidelines and video tutorials, resource sheets and book list as pdf files for download. Information on TED’s Research Projects.
Focus on design practice and sustainable design strategies.
Developed at Chelsea College of Art, London by Rebecca Earley and Kay Politowicz in 2010. New material and projects are continually added to the Platform.
The toolbox of TEN Cards:
Design to Minimise Waste
Design for Cyclability
Design to Reduce Chemical Impacts
Design to Reduce Energy and Water Use
Design that Explores Clean / Better Technologies
Design that Looks at Models from Nature & History
Design for Ethical Production
Design to Reduce the Need to Consume
Design to Dematerialise and Develop Systems & Services
Easy to use, highly visual, inspiring and suited for practice-based teaching and learning of both beginners and more experienced students.
Target group: Students, Tutors, Independent Designers, Design Teams, Industry.
How it connects to the Pillars
Environmental: Card 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Social: Card 7, 10
Economic: Card 9
Cultural: Card 6, 8
Designing for Active Lives of Clothes
Fashion Service Systems
Space for Passionate Voices