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Shanique Thompson

MA Design and Environment

I have been exploring sustainable textile dyeing practices and how it is, or could be, promoted within UK undergraduate contour fashion courses in particular. I have endeavoured to make, and am in the process of testing, an educational toolkit that could be used within not just contour fashion, but other undergraduate fashion courses as well. I specifically chose to focus upon fashion as an area for concern as, having studied a fashion course, I remember sometimes having to dye fabrics or components in order to get chosen material and/ or trimmings to either, match colours within my design, or each other. Though dying is necessary it is not a huge practical part of the course and therefore is also not greatly explored within the theory aspects of the courses.