People Tree is a different kind of fashion business giving customers an alternative to fast fashion. People Tree considers the impact that the climate has due to fast fashion and which leads to devastating impact, such as pollution global warming. Slow Fashion means standing up against exploitation, family separation, slum cities and pollution – all the things that make fast fashion so successful.
Creative input: Emma Watson travelled to Bangladesh to see the collection being made by the locals.
I like the intricate detail of weaving, it is time consuming but every effective interns of making fabric.
The process of weaving is something that I find fascinating. Researching on this process is inspiring me to experiment with this technique in this project.
The use of the machinery and how the threads are tied to the end of the loom, creating a very affective image of weaving.
Bengali Jamdani woven textile.
Weaving in Bangladesh, the process.
looking at different ways of weaving
BOOK RESEARCH- CSM LIBRARY
BOOK: Weaving Textiles-That Shape Themselves by Ann Richards
weaving with raw materials
Book research : CSM LIBRARY
SOURCE: Textile and Weaving Structures - a source book for makers and designers by Peter COLLINGWOOD.
PHOTOGRAPH BY dAVID CRIPPS
PROCESS - Burning
Book source: LIFE STYLE - Your surrounding and how they affect you
CSM LIBRARY - BY DR. PRTER MARSH
Landscape In Bangladesh Is Full Of Trash If we don’t make changes now the whole world will look like this someday.
PROCESS : Dumping /Waste
public dumping and burning of waste leads to huge landfill
TRASH BURNING WORLDWIDE SIGNIFICANTLY WORSENS AIR POLLUTION
A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gases and particles that can substantially affect human health and climate change.
Climate change refers to a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, Antarctica, the Arctic and mountain glaciers worldwide; shifts in flower/plant blooming; and extreme weather events. These weather events effects countries with low land such as Bangladesh, which natural disasters such as flooding.
With Climate Change Comes Floods
Environmental deterioration in Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Clean Air and Sustainable Environment Project
Bangladesh’s cities are experiencing steady urban growth. This has great potential to drive sustainable development.
The development objective of the Clean Air and Sustainable Environment Project for Bangladesh is to improve air quality and safe mobility in Dhaka through the implementation of demonstration initiatives in urban transport and brick making.
Bikrompur District- Bangladesh
Image source: Bangladesh-phototaken my my dad in 23RD Feb 2017
Sylhet, Bangladesh, the river that gets flooded every year
Rivers of blood flow on streets of Dhaka
Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers that empties into the Bay of Bengal.
Regular floods are destroying homes and livelihoods but also food crops,
Flooding is a significant obstacle to the development of Bangladesh, which is home to two of the largest river systems in the world: the Brahmaputra and the Ganges. In the year of 2012 the floods arrived after the harvest of the dry season rice crop – locally known as boro – but the waters hampered planting for the next crop and prevented villagers in some areas from taking their produce to market. Because the flooding leaves communities isolated, income-generating activities are also severely curtailed.
Devastating image of the flood on the country's people, shelter and the landscape.
A woman sits with her child in a boat during heavy rains at a flooded village in Kurigram, Bangladesh, in July. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters
Flooding and Drought
OVERVIEW OF THE BANGLADESHI RIVER
mAP OF BANGLADESH AND IT'S RIVER FLOW
the Meghna is the longest (669 km) river in Bangladesh
THE GANGES, THE BRAHAPUTRA AND THE MEGHNA AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES, AS THEY MAKE THEIR FINAL JOURNEY TO THE SEA.
THESE RIVERS ARE THE CONSTANT SOURCE OF DANGER TO THE COUNTRY.
Ganges River Delta at Sunset
Flooded land in Bangladesh, in the city
Flooded fields, south of Shapur Bazar, Khulna Division, Bangladesh
How the rice & Jute plantation is being affected by flooding each year?
FARIDPUR- Rice plantation
RICE PLANTATION, DUE TO flooding every year farmers looses their crops and unable to hervest for many months.
Jute is a influential sector from economical, agricultural, industrial, and commercial point of view in Bangladesh. Once upon a time jute was called the ‘Golden Fibre’ of Bangladesh. But due to continuous loss every year, the present and future prosperity and growth of this industry is in a vulnerable condition.
PROCESS- WASHING - Farmers take jute from jute plant
flooding and land slide making people loose their homes.
flooding level increasing every year by 80 inch- water invading their house, making them loose their shelter
EVERY YEAR AT LEAST 70 TO 80 INCHES OF RAIN ADDS TO THE WATER BROUGHT BY THREE GREAT RIVERS.
Looking at the river pattern and its colour
The river system
Brahmaputra-Jamuna system' the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river is about 280 km long and extends from northern Bangladesh to its confluence with the ganges.
Different bank distributaries of the Yamuna river.
Dye-soaked cotton used for weaving traditional Lungi‘s dry under the sun at Ruhitpur Ramer Kanda village, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Once more than 100 families was involved with the handloom, but these days mass use of power loom, only two families are involved with the handloom tradition at the Ruhitpur Ramer Kanda village. With the market flooded with products far cheaper than handloom ones, patronage for their goods dipped.
I like the use of colours in the move dyed fabric images, i might take these images as my colour inspiration.
PROCESS- Flow Of Water
A waterfall is a geological formation that occurs when water flowing over a rock layer that is harder and therefore more resistant to erosion than an underlying layer. When the top layer is broken by the water a short height. Most falls are over many years, the result of cutting out a riverbed. Usually the ground is quite hard stone above a softer.
Looking at waterfall and its geological formation that occurs when water flows over a rock layer.
Process - Layering
- Looking at Tussles, layering of the tussles reminded me of the water flow and the submerged body/ over flow of water.
Burberry -Makers house -exhibition 2017
Process - Layering
Love the use of bright colours and how the fabric flows on the body and the movement it creates .
This shows the very hectic environment in Bangladesh during flooding. the pictures below shows the real victims in their own communities while the waters surround their bodies, often almost completely submerging them.
The images i have selected is trying to demonstrate the shared vulnerability of people hit by the floods, people who have often had their homes or livelihoods completely destroyed by natural disasters.
- looking at Zip functioning on a garment as a protective element as flooding makes people loose a lot things from shelter, to family to belongings.
- the idea of lack of protection is inspiring me to add something to the garment that would demonstrate protection, like lots of zips or pockets.
New York Spring 2009
The Zip idea used in the garment in the garment very differently. I am trying to use this inspiration to combine the zips in my textural samples.
2nd September 1988. Dhaka Bangladesh.
THE STORY OF THE INDIVIDUALS LOOSING THEIR HOME IN THE 1988 FLOODING AND SEEKING FOR SHELTER FOR SURVIVAL.
1988 Flooding in Bangladesh
Wading down a street near Kamlapur railway station.
Image Source: “Dreamland Photographers”, the local studio, was still open for business. 2nd September 1988.
Flooding and its impact-what they do for survival.
Looking at nesting and how birds use the nest as protective shelter
Looking at nest made of different materials
NESTING BIRDS - THE HABITATS OF BIRDS by PETER STEYN
THE LIFE OF BIRDS, by David Attenborough, BBC
SOUCE: CSM library
Image source : BOOK RESEARCH : Steyn, P. and Du Plessis, M.A. (1996) Nesting birds: The breeding habits of southern African birds. South Africa: Fernwood Press (Pty) Ltd ,South Africa.
(Steyn and Du Plessis, 1996)
IMAGE SOURCE: BOOK RESEARCH : Attenborough, D. and Attenborough, S.D. (1998) The life of birds. London: BBC Books, London.
(Attenborough and Attenborough, 1998)
IMAGE SOURCE: BOOK RESEARCH CSM LIBRARY: Steyn, P. and Du Plessis, M.A. (1996) Nesting birds: The breeding habits of southern African birds. South Africa: Fernwood Press (Pty) Ltd ,South Africa.
(Steyn and Du Plessis, 1996)
3D Structure created by adding edge to edge if the sides
Developing 3D ideas on the body from the paper structure
focusing only on one side of the body.
Experimenting with shapes by stitching the shapes together on calico to create 3D development pieces.
Process : Stitching
Looking at garment design to see how the nest Idea of folding and twisting can be interpreted onto the body as a fabric development.
Sourcing materials/ found / thrown away
PROCESS- Sourcing material from the local community centre
Draping on the body- constructing shapes in a 3D form.
More draping development , where I am am deconstructing an existing garment by taking parts out and applying it with my drape. this process of applies to my theme very well, reflecting back to my proposal suggests that the existing garment that i am using here is thrown away and i am looking at the ideas of using waste material.
The art of batik is a three-stage process of waxing, dyeing and dewaxing (removing the wax). There are also several sub-processes like preparing the cloth, tracing the designs, stretching the cloth on the frame, waxing the area of the cloth that does not need dyeing, preparing the dye, dipping the cloth in dye, boiling the cloth to remove wax and washing the cloth in soap.
My Batik techniques
Doing BATIK ON TO SILK IN A Batik workshop at Brady arts and community centre
IMAGE SOURCE: Photo taken by my
Location: Brady arts and community centre.
Image source: Whitechapel Gallery- Assemble Exhibition. Photo taken by me
Image source: CSM Book Sale : (Architecture Education In The Islamic World)
Architecture Education In The Islamic World. 1st ed. [Singapore]: Published by Concept Media Pte. Ltd. Singapore, for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1986. Print.
: IMAGE SOURCE: CSM BOOK SALE :(Architecture Education In The Islamic World)
Architecture Education In The Islamic World. 1st ed. [Singapore]: Published by Concept Media Pte. Ltd. Singapore, for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1986. Print.
women In Bangladesh making kheta
The word “kantha” originally suggests a light quilt of mild winters and cool monsoon nights. Though the concept exists in almost all parts of the world, the form of quilting that prevails in Bengal is unique and not only serves as a functional article but also represents the cultural identity and folk art of this land.
It is essentially a women’s art since the development of kantha art emerged out of the creative expressions of rural women as gifts for loved ones. Several layers of used or worn out materials such as saris, lungis and dhotis are stitched together to make a single kantha. The colourful patterns and designs that are embroidered on these articles resulted in the name “Nakshi Kantha”- derived from the word “naksha” which refers to artistic patterns.
Different forms of the running kantha stitch are named according to the pattern each creates. While each kantha has designs that are unique to its maker’s imagination, usually there is a basic traditional pattern. Some of the most common motifs used are: lotus, solar, moon, chakra or wheel, swastika, tree-of-life, kalka, water, mountain, fish, boat, agricultural items and animals (elephant, horses, peacocks, tiger, monkeys, etc).
Drapes on the body inspired by the architectural element of shelter
Draping with the wooden sculpture on the body.
Trying to drape and see how I can use the structure as part of the garment such as the sleeve. Experimenting to generate ideas.
Andreas Savvy - Oval Frontiers, 2016 synthetic rope, wood, hardware varied dimensions
What I like about Andreas Savva's this piece of work is how the rope interventions jump and grab at tree branches, leaves and rocks. I also like the way the notting creates this geometric pattern and over lapping it gives interesting shapes and pattern. I think I might use this idea and drape on the body by over lapping my 3D structures.
Mini Robots Build New Structures From Carbon Fibre
What is facinating about this image is its use of carbon fibre to create the 3D structure. this very effective and quite inspiring how the traditional weaving technique is used in a contemporary way.
3D Sculpture made from wood pieces.
IMAGE SOURCE: Photo taken by me, at CSM library
I have developed this structure from my previous wooden structures and rapped it with fabric to give it a complete finish look.
The story of PEOPLE TREE
'When you wear People Tree, you look good and feel good knowing your unique garment was made with respect for people and the planet.'
A SIMPLE IDEA
'People Tree is recognised by customers and the fashion industry as a pioneer in ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over 25 years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections. Fair Trade is about creating a new way of doing business; creating access to markets and opportunities for people who live in the developing world.'
People Tree developed the first integrated supply chain for organic cotton from farm to final product and we were the first organisation anywhere to achieve GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification on a supply chain entirely in the developing world.
Visited the Headoffice of People Tree
Image source: People Tree Head Office in Old Spitalfields market, Photo taken by me.
Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the planet's weather patterns or average temperatures. Earth has had tropical climates and ice ages many times in its 4.5 billion years.
Remember, climate is global and long-term.
So what's happening now?
Climate Change requireS an "immediate shift away from fossil fuels".
Human activity is a major cause of air pollution, much of which results from industrial processes. Credit: cherwell.org
Should cities sue fossil fuel companies for climate change costs?
Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people.
"What can be more valuable than the only place where we know life can not just exist, but thrive."
Creating waste & getting rid of waste
To demonstrating support for environmental action we really need to think the amount of people living on this earth, which is currently 7.4 billion and in many Western countries, each person generates 1.95kg of waste every day. that is a lot of waste. However, there is a lot of things that does' need to turn into waste and can be used to create something else.
Some of these waste most of the time pollutes the surrounding, by polluting water for example also during the waste also emits more CO2 , which effects the global worming, as the sea level rises, which causes natural disasters such as flooding.
NASA Releases Detailed Global Climate Change Projections
WATER POLLUTION, UK. North Sea. - Sewage outflow
WASTE MATERIALS IN WATER
How does water pollution affect Environmental?’
Boy Swimming In Polluted Water In India
"The Ganges River, which runs throughout India and Bangladesh, is the primary source of water for about 420 million people. The river directly and indirectly affects more people than any other river in the world. Not only is it relied on for drinking water, agriculture, and household use, the Ganges is also India's most holy river and attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims every year with it "healing powers"."
- HIGH CO2 EMISSIONS
- CONSUMPTION OF NON RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES
-WATER POLLUTION DUE TO WASTE
MAKE SIMPLE CHANGES
- Buy a Reusable Water Bottle
- Use Totes instead of Plastic Bags
- Discover other helpful tips at: Life without Plastic.
Rayo (Ray), 2011 by Alejandro Duran -Transforming a trash Landscape
Derrame (Spill), 2010 by Alejandro Durán
Algas (Algae), 2013 by Alejandro Duran
Plastiflor, 2011 by Alejandro Durán
Mar (Sea), 2013 by Alejandro Duran
Process - Spray painting
Amanecer (Dawn), 2011 By Alejandro Durán-his work examines the fraught intersections of man and nature.
Espuma (Foam), 2011 by Alejandro Durán
Small Moons by SuttonBeresCuller is Chaotically Planetary
This installation piece comprised of what at first appears to be garbage. In reality, they are simply made up of a chaotic mess of objects mounted on a wireframe including skateboards, lamps, books, toys and more.
SuttonBeresCuller: Small Moons
BOOK RESEARCH - Looking at ways of recyling plastic
Image source: CSM LIBRARY
- WASTE, RECYCLING AND REUSE BY SALLY MORGAN
Looking at how some of the materials such as plastic and our clothes could be sustainable if used properly, some can be recycled and reused.
CSM Library : SUPERLUH
SAMERT LIGHT ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE FOR CITIES BY DAVINA JACKSON
THE ABOVE TWO IMAGES ARE ARE A DEMONSTRATION OF THE ENVIONMENT BY LUZ INTERRUPTS
-THIS IS A STREET ART
-PORTRAING THE POSITIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF WATER.
Looking at the use of colour and how the use of merging different colours makes the painting more effective.
I love Richter's use of color and texture which creates this abstract character to the paintings, which are photorealistic. it almost reminds me of the river and it colour.
Abstract canvases by Gerhard Richter
Yinka Ilori is a London based designer. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story.
MATERIALS - WOOD
Up- cycling workshop in Sept 2016
Milton Keynes Arts Centre- Yinka_ilori workshop June 2016
Flower Bomb -2015 collection - IF CHAIRS COULD ALK
UP CYCLING WORKSHOP -DESIGN UNDEFINED Sept 2016
OVER FLOWING OF WATER
During flooding- the over flow of water - covering the entire body is quite scary as except the head the body isn't visiable anymore. This a;almost reminds me of the SUBMERGED body.
LOOKING AT HOW THE WET FABRIC DRAPE ON THE BODY
Process- Wet Drapes
the use of laying the the contrast between the edge of the fabric makes the technique stand out. I like the way it treats movement to the garment.
Love the use of laying fabric and how the dyeing and gathering creates a very effective interoperation of water
PROCESS / TECHNIQUES - CUTTING FABRIC AND DRAPING
Preen at New York Fashion Week Spring 2009
GARMENT FUNCTIONING/ PROCESS
PROCESS - PLAITS
Burberry Exhibition- the Makers House - PROCESS -LAYERING
What I have found interesting about this piece of garment is the use of layering with the same material (rope), like they way it drapes , it reminds me of water and the submerged body as its very heavy and if you ware it, as if it will pull you down.
Wicker basket in tree. Jinjira. 2nd September 1988. Dhaka Bangladesh
WHAT I FIND INTERESTING IS THE STORY BEHIND THIS BASKET, WHERE PEOPLE MAKE HUGE BASKET AND TYE THEM HIGH IN THE TREE WHERE THEY STORE THEIR BELONGINGS TO PROTECTED IT FROM FLOODING.
THE BASKET ALSO REMINDS ME OF BIRDS NEST, WHERE THE BIRDS KEEPS THEMSELVES PROTECTED.
the big baskets which are used in Bangladesh to store various things
LAVANDULA- PROCESS-gathered layers and raw edges
WHAT I CAN CONNECT TO THE NEST IS PROTECTION. IN TERMS THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT TO STAY HOME/INDOORS FOR ANONYMITY. SO THAT THEY CAN FEEL THAT THEY ARE NOT VULNERABLE.
As nest in bigger scale provides shelter. It is a symbolism for home. To me it protrays your identity and where you come from. It's like resonating the association with the environment.
MATERIAL- Sampling/ Tree Brunches
I have taken brushes from this tree to weave for some of my samples.
Image source: Photo taken by me. Taken at Kings Cross.
I like the Idea of how the nest idea has been emphasised in the images below. I think I TAKE THIS iDEA AND DO MY SAMPLES IN A BIGGER SCALE TO SEE WHAT AAND HOW CAN develop that.
VISIT TO THE WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
Exhibition: ASSEMBLE With Granby Workshop: Brickfield.
What was more interesting is the process of the Brick making and in the exhibition they have only used one material which is Brick, which are one of the city's basic structural components. Extracting soil from the ground, drying the clay, crushing, pressing, cutting and often firing and then laying to form walls and buildings was fascinating because the amount of process it goes through does have a negative impact in the environment for the use of its heavy machinery.
The video demonstrates the machinery used to make the bricks.
Source: Whitechapel Gallery' video taken by me.
Textures, transparency, and leather
-Looking at garment construction that resembles falling apart in garment design , as it conveys the message of people loosing everything in their life from flooding.
I have been inspired my the detailed work at the Makers House Exhibition. I am thinking of using this ideas as an inspiration to create textile samples which are detailed and beautiful.
Maker house exhibition- Burberry
More experimentation with magic print
dying my own colour for the Batik print
Designer Stéphane Martello
Daylight filters in through the roof and walls of Bangladeshi mosque by Marina Tabassum
Experimenting with Batik
The mosque sits on a raised plinth, which protects it from floodwater and creates a communal area for relaxing that also separates the building from the busy streetscape.
Abstract, Interactive Sculpture
Hong Kong's Urban Cityscape Informs This Abstract, Interactive Sculpture.
looking at raised plinth unconventional architecture
Rising three stories high, it features a wide base that tapers upwards in opposition to the surrounding trees, which have narrow tree trunks and large foliage on top. To me it looks likes a protective shelter which stands in a orchard.
What I like about this architecture is its use of shape in the interior that is a huge contrast to its exterior.
DEZEEN- Bernardo Bader perches larch-clad home over concrete plinth in Austrian mountains
Kevin McCloud build a cabin in the woods. He recycled, re-used and re-purposed to create his very own self-designed and self-built structure, that is movable, a shelter that can be moved to anywhere.
This is something, that i found interesting for the process of movement , a shelter that you an take with you where ever you go also because its made of everything that is recycled.
Every single part of this shelter has been recycled and manually constructed.
Mosque in Bnagladesh designed as flood defence
Viktor & Rolf 2015 Fall Winter Couture Collection is Pretty As A Picture
VICTOR AND ROLF 2015- Vikto - Couture Fall
FALL 2015 COUTURE Viktor & Rolf
Image source: CSM Library, Photo taken by me.
i have covered the wooden sculpture with the batik fabric that i made to give it a clean finish look.
Modada Mimari Hareketler
What I like about this design it's how the sculpture piece is played on the body had creates a contrast to the garment on the base. I think it's visually very effective.