fabrication technology

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YOU WANT TO KNOW why millennials aren’t buying fabric softener? It isn’t for environmental reasons. It’s because we have to prioritize our finances. Most of us have to scrape together just enough money to pay rent, student loans, car payments, groceries and gas, that we don’t have money to buy things that aren’t immediately necessary. Fabric softener is something our parents used that we never really gave much thought to.

Detergent cleans our clothing (which is mostly washed on a communal washing machine in an apartment or dorm) and with cheap detergent too. We have more important things to spend our money on than a liquid that will make our clothes smell like the right type of ocean breeze.

But do you want to know why we Millennials can’t prioritize fabric softener? Because our parents and theirs ruined the economy, the housing market and raised the costs of tuition without significantly raising workers wages to match the rise in prices.

My dad always used to tell me “ I bought my first car in college for $700 by myself and all I did was get a summer job working at the video store”. We that’s all fine and good, but the world is a different place now. It’s the place you made it. I have to put 50+ applications out to get two job call backs maybe. A decent car costs at the very least 1800 on Craigslist and even that’s on the low side. Rent for a one bedroom apartment is now $900 in my state but that’s also my monthly salary.

I know you like to rant about our texting and social media use and how we don’t like to roll in the mud and play stick ball like you guys used to, but stop for a second and think about how life and times change. Think about the fact that YOUR generation were the ones that invented the technology that you despise. We don’t have the time or money to worry about fabric softener when we are looking up how much money we can make selling blood so we can make rent every month. Thanks.

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Haversack SS17 Lookbook

Apologies for the recent overload of Japanese brand’s lookbooks, but I must come to terms with my passion for the unique sensitivity, attention to detail and aesthetic they deliver in each of their garments. Simply put, for me, the vast majority of contemporary exciting projects in menswear, come from the land of the rising sun - it seems they are constantly one step ahead in what regards textile technology, fabrics and plays on shape and proportion.

Haversack’s upcoming SS17 collection is a perfect example: unexpected yet sophisticated layering, a return to wide-legged pants and an overall casual tailored feel that embodies everything I love, even if with an exaggerated accent.

Spy headcanon

Spy wearing a mask is not his own choice. He only needs it for the disguise kit and the cloak to work, since the technology of his cloak-watch and disguise kit is connected with the suit (or maybe an underlying layer of clothing?). All body parts must atleast be covered in 80% of the special fabric made for that technology.

Everytime it is save to put the mask away he will gladly do it, because his poor hair suffers from it. (And his hair is so beautiful after all, how dare them to make him wear a mask).

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Thesis Title: Rogue Ornaments
Phase: Mid-Term Review Pin-Up
Advisor: Perry Kulper
Student: Hang Hyun Cho, M.Arch ‘17

The advancement of both design and fabrication technologies has led to recent resurfacing of ornamentation. The pleasure has returned. Yet, as Picon notes, the relationship between social prestige remains ambiguous and the link with knowledge is almost absent. Rogue Ornaments seeks to explore the possibility of contemporary ornamentation that can communicate politically and symbolically beyond the pleasures of ornamental aura.

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“You gave me a key and called it home.”

I finally finished it!  Thank you to @exysexual, @rory, @writeoutoflove, and @snappleeducated for helping me decide on the design :)  

Template included above for anyone who wants to make their own! 

“With computers and information technology forming a bigger and bigger part of the world economy these days, and with children born today set to be alive well into the 22nd century, we feel that the right approach to education is to ban anything more modern than inkwells.” said Doreen Galactus, education expert, when Pointless Letters reached out for comment today.

“There may be some complaining at first, but when we burn a few pupils as witches for owning thin glass slates that contain moving pictures and quite possibly the souls of the victims of their dark magicks, the rest will soon fall in line. Then we will be free to start on the important work of equipping British pupils for long, fulfilling careers in the 19th century.”

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Project Jacquard

Project from Google ATAP looks into ways to turn textiles into interactive interfaces:

Project Jacquard is a new system for weaving technology into fabric, transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces. Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers to build connected, touch-sensitive textiles into their own products. This is just the beginning, and we’re very excited to see what people will do with it.

You can find out more at the project page here

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[FABRIC DATA]

2015FW, we team up with Libolon from Li Peng Enterprise Co. Ltd once again, the biggest manufacturer of Nylon 6 in Asia. Adhering to the previous 15SS collection, this season also utilizes the patented fabric technology ECOYA®, innovating several new fabrics with an emphasis on texture, functionality, and low pollution among the many.

ECOYA® provides fabric with excellent performance in regards to light-fastness, color-fastness against water, washing-fastness, anti-UV and color reproducibility. With this current collaboration, we have also applied the technology to ripstop fabric and cotton textured nylon, with the addition of Durable Water Repellent technology, of an 80/20 ratio, intent on further expanding and innovating the range of functional textiles available for each collection.