Creative Design: Undergraduate


  • Zichen Ding (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts)
  • XiaoYa Ye (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts)


Given global climate change and increasing environmental concerns, sustainability has become a major focus in the fashion industry. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental and social impact of clothing, prompting designers to reassess production methods and material choices.Through modular division and experimentation with various combinations, this design demonstrates originality and innovation. The unit shape, inspired by the contour of a cactus, minimizes fabric waste through complementary shapes during cutting and arrangement. The modular approach allows for creating diverse shapes and applying them to different areas of the clothing through horizontal and vertical arrangements as well as displacements. Furthermore, this method can be extended to the creation of accessories and derivative products.

Keywords: land desertification, sustainability, modular design, laser cutting

How to Cite:

Ding, Z. & Ye, X., (2024) “Grow”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
27 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed