Exploring the sustainable future of digital textile printing
Digitally printed fabric collection
The exhibition showcases students’ digitally printed fabric collections, which focus on the interaction of the print and the print ground (material). Some of the works use recycled or upcycled materials as print grounds while others aim to mimic the visual effects of more harmful or complex printing and manufacturing methods or excessive yarn material use. Digital printing enables a more sustainable production of these designs, as fewer chemicals would be released into the wastewater, and a reduced amount of water would be required in the processes.
The exhibition reveals the processes used to create the fabrics. It creates an interesting storyline with explorative designs, combining techniques in such unexpected ways that the viewer does not immediately recognize how they are made – seeing the making process has a surprise element to it.
The fabric collections are results of a design competition organised in collaboration with Epson in Spring 2023.
The Department of Design is a diverse community of competent, creative and responsible individuals. In design, we appreciate technical skill, social significance and artistic expression.