Creative Design: Professional

The Power Suit: Sustainable and Stylish, an Empowering Eco-pioneer

Author
  • Anupama Pasricha (St. Catherine University)

Abstract

The Power Suit is an eco-pioneer and a visual representation of empowerment and style. Made for diverse women who value individuality, the environment, and well-being, this suit is made from light blue Global Organic Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton chambray and underlined by white GOTS certified 100% organic cotton cambric. The underlining is used to support the fabric and to avoid the use of fusible interfacing, except for the facing and upper collar. The suit is lined with charmeuse made from 70% hemp and 30% silk. The key design elements--detachable ikat epaulets, hand-embroidered saddle stitch detail on welts, exposed dart inlay, and an asymmetrical overlay on skirt front-- provide this elevated suit ensemble with a balance of conformity and individuality. This design contributes to the sustainable product selection in the market and strengthens the belief that every garment can be made sustainable.

How to Cite:

Pasricha, A., (2018) “The Power Suit: Sustainable and Stylish, an Empowering Eco-pioneer”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 75(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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