Sustainable Innovation in Fashion and Interior Design: Summer Rayne Oakes

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Ethical fashion design is vibrant and IN - especially among independent designers. Summer Rayne Oakes, model, Discovery Channel’s Planet Green correspondent, and advisor to such brands as Payless ShoeSource, Portico Home, and others talks about her journey first as a scientist analyzing sludge and pollution, five principles of good design, cultural clashes in tradition v. technology, and criteria for analyzing the sustainability of materials. Be sure not to miss out on her fascinating discussion of traditional silk production, and how spider silk could hold the promise for some amazing material innovation and product development.

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Sustainable Innovation in Fashion and Interior Design: Summer Rayne Oakes

  1. 1. Summer Rayne Oakes Source4Style.com
  2. 2. The New Art & Science of Sustainable Design: Innovations in the Textile & Apparel Industry Summer Rayne Oakes Sustainable Brands 6.9.10 Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  3. 3. Highlights Personal journey Five principles of good design Clash of Cultures: Tradition & Technology Sustainability: Where industry is headed Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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  7. 7. Thomas Shaha Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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  14. 14. Five Principles of Good Design Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  15. 15. Good design is invisible. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  16. 16. Good design solves problems. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  17. 17. Good design considers life cycle. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  18. 18. Good design is transparent. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  19. 19. Good design mimics nature. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  20. 20. Traditional vs.Technological Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  21. 21. PD Silk Production traditional Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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  26. 26. PD Silk Production technological Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  27. 27. Thomas Shaha Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  28. 28. Wired.com Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  29. 29. Spider Fibers Large diameter egg Case fiber (Tubuliform) Flagelliform Aggregate Tubuliform Minor ampullate Capture Spiral (Flagelliform) Pyriform Glue coating Acini- (Aggregate silk) (?) Major form ampullate Wrapping and egg case fiber (aciniform) Web reinforcement (Minor ampullate Dragline (major Pyriform silk (?) 1 and 2) ampullate 1 and 2) Vollrath, F. J. Biotechnol. 2000, 74, 67-83. Hu, X. et al. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 2006, 63, 1986-1999. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  30. 30. Spider Fibers Large diameter egg Case fiber (Tubuliform) Flagelliform Aggregate Tubuliform Minor ampullate Capture Spiral (Flagelliform) Pyriform Glue coating Acini- (Aggregate silk) (?) Major form ampullate Wrapping and egg case fiber (aciniform) Web reinforcement (Minor ampullate Dragline (major Pyriform silk (?) 1 and 2) ampullate 1 and 2) Vollrath, F. J. Biotechnol. 2000, 74, 67-83. Hu, X. et al. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 2006, 63, 1986-1999. Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  31. 31. AMNH Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  32. 32. Schematic: Wikipedia Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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  34. 34. Schematic: Wikipedia Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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  36. 36. Wikipedia Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  37. 37. Material Mechanics Energy to break (J/ Material Strength (GPa) Elasticity (%) kg) Nephila Dragline Silk 1.3 40 16x104 Araneus Dragline Silk 1.1 27 4x105 Bombyx mori Silk 0.5 15 6x104 Bombyx mori Silk 0.7 37 12x104 (artificial reeling) Kevlar 3.6 5 3x104 Rubber 0.001 600 8x104 Nylon, Type 6 0.07 200 6x104 Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  38. 38. Advances in silk Artificial reeling (spider silk) P Artificial reeling (silkworm cocoon) D Metal-enhanced silk via ALD H cDNA recombinant in mammalian cells h Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  39. 39. Lesson: Good design takes an Open approach to sustainability Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  40. 40. What is a sustainable material? Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  41. 41. Parameter Description Units Weight Carbon dioxide GHG equivalents Kg CO2 eq Kg/Fiber 20% Acute toxicity, chronic LD/LC for dermal, oral, Human Toxicity toxicity, reproductive inhalation; chronic 20% hazard, carcinogenic toxicity score Acute aquatic toxicity, Based on Material Data Eco-Toxicity eco-toxicity potential Safety Sheet 20% Total energy use Energy Input including feedstock MJ/Kg Fiber 13.33% Water Input Water Usage Kg Water/Kg Fiber 13.33% Land Use Yield Kg Fiber/Ha 13.33% Made-By Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  42. 42. CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C CLASS D CLASS E Conventiona Recycled l Cotton Cotton Convention Virgin Nylon Recycled al Hemp Virgin 6 Nylon Polyester Tencel Ramie Cupro Recycled Poly- Polyester Organic PLA acrylic Bamboo Cotton Rayon Organic Convention Modal Hemp al Flax Wool Organic Generic Flax Made-By Viscose Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  43. 43. Sustainability is... Environmentally-friendly materials - (e.g., organic, recycled, biopolymer) Environmental processes from farm to factory - (e.g., GOTS-Certified, Water/Energy Efficient) Fair Labor, Fair-Trade - (e.g., Social Compliance, Fair Wages) Handmade, Traditional - (e.g., Preservation of crafts & culture) Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  44. 44. Source4Style.com Summer Rayne Oakes 646.395.3890 sro@s4style.net Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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