Abstract Title

Is Content Everything?

Abstract

My submission is a comparison between different fabrics and markets. The main research is to see if the audience can decipher between the three identical garments. One garment will be made by purchasing low quality fabric from JOANN, the second a higher quality fabric from Mood and the last is up-cycled from a local thrift shop. They will then be presented side by side without elucidation on the fabrics contents. The guests will guess which garment they think is which, and hopefully they will not be able to tell which is up-cycled. Incorporating price in the research is important as well, noting the economic difference. I will reveal the fabric contents at the end or somewhere accessible after a guess is made. The hope is to discover that up-cycled fabric functions well and is aesthetically comparable to its expensive counterpart.

Modified Abstract

My work explores the junction between sustainability and fashion. My research will answer my question if quality is diminished in sustainably made or up-cycled fabric. One garment will be made by purchasing lower quality fabric from Joann, the second a higher quality fabric from Mood and the last is up-cycled from a local thrift shop. They will then be presented side by side without elucidation on the fabrics contents. The hope is to discover that up-cycled fabric functions well and is aesthetically comparable to its expensive counterpart.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Abigail TarrierFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Mr. Quevedo

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Environmental Studies | Fashion Business | Fashion Design

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Is Content Everything?

My submission is a comparison between different fabrics and markets. The main research is to see if the audience can decipher between the three identical garments. One garment will be made by purchasing low quality fabric from JOANN, the second a higher quality fabric from Mood and the last is up-cycled from a local thrift shop. They will then be presented side by side without elucidation on the fabrics contents. The guests will guess which garment they think is which, and hopefully they will not be able to tell which is up-cycled. Incorporating price in the research is important as well, noting the economic difference. I will reveal the fabric contents at the end or somewhere accessible after a guess is made. The hope is to discover that up-cycled fabric functions well and is aesthetically comparable to its expensive counterpart.