Been there! Done it! Just not quite sure if I have earned the T-Shirt. The limits and possibilities of factory simulation in fashion pedagogy.

Miller, Doug and Munslow, Janine (2011) Been there! Done it! Just not quite sure if I have earned the T-Shirt. The limits and possibilities of factory simulation in fashion pedagogy. In: Futurescan: Mapping the Territory. FTC Association of Degree Courses in Fashion and Textiles. ISBN 9781907382307

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Abstract

Ethical fashion is now part of the mainstream of fashion courses but not all students necessarily embrace its message nor do existing pedagogical approaches achieve their objectives. This paper examines the process of simulating a factory manufacturing experience with level 4 Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Communication students.

The project raised considerable problems in planning and delivery both from a practical and ethical viewpoint. Transferring working practices from developing countries to an educational environment were thoroughly considered by the tutors, technicians and Ethics Committee. Health and safety guidelines were strictly applied whilst trying to mimic ‘real life’ factory conditions. The planning and final delivery of the project was successful so an operational blueprint now exists.

The paper will critically reflect on the limits and possibilities of factory simulation as an experiential learning tool for addressing a range of issues from sewing skills to sweatshop labour to production management and even performance art.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper originally presented at the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference: Futurescan: Mapping the Territory, Liverpool, 17-18 November 2009.
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Janine Hunt
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9244

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