THE DESIGN PROCESS: Technical Document Archive

A glimpse into the daily for a university student. A backpack here, a satchel there… nothing more than a laptop case. Dull colours and even more lifeless designs. When did bags become purely a way of carrying stuff from point A to B?

Being a university student is the most liberating times of young adulthood. Flourishing, learning, becoming who we want to be. Can we not then, have a functional bag that offers self-expression for those creative and consciously inclined students?

Incoming a collection of thought out, simple, unisex and progressive bags. Here’s the inside scoop on the design process and manufacturing.

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CONCEPT AND CREATION:

Visual representation of our thought processes and inspiration for our collection. Techni-colour utilitarianism… sustainability and love for our earth.

DRAWING AND DESIGN:

SAMPLING/PRODUCT RESEARCH:

Natural dying using beetroot and blueberries, testing out different mordants (salt, vinegar). Overall not a successful mission. Turmeric however…

Pattern making… bringing the concept to life.

The “toile”. A deformed calico mess but important to deciphering our complex pattern-making.

PRODUCTION:

Beginning of the end… Sculptural inside pocket. Using our twill and chunky red zip for the accent.

TO BE CONTINUED…

~Charlotte

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