Document Type : Research Paper

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1 Semnan University, Art Department

2 Department of Textile Design and Printing, Faculty of Art, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

3 Department of Art Research, Faculty of Art, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Abstract

Clothing industry is a major source of environmental pollution especially in developing countries such as Iran. The mass consumption of clothing and also their common methods of design and production have led to increased environmental pollution due to the disposal of vast amounts of non-biodegradable wastes ultimately faced the country with several problems. As a result, new approaches are going to be developed to renewing the use of scrap and waste materials in clothing production aimed at safeguarding the environment. The question that arises is whether clothing design and production processes can be improved based on the facilities of the country in accordance with the sustainable development principles. It appears that empowerment of women in sustainable development topics can be an ideal solution for achieving this goal. What support this idea is the women impact on the sustainable source management, social communication, and the country’s education system. In this way, this present study attempts to design and produce the women social clothing by using the fabric scraps and agricultural waste. The reflection of this design method was examined among the female students of BA and MA courses in carpet, textile design and printing, art research, and handicrafts industry from the art faculty of Semnan university. A method of this research is a descriptive-survey way and its purpose is an "applied" one. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire. A sample size of 102 students was chosen using a simple random sampling. SPSS software was used to analyze the data. The findings obtained from this study showed that the components of designed garment exception of the body characteristics are accepted by the statistical community. The results also indicated a positive relationship between the girls' awareness of the principles of sustainable clothing development and their satisfaction with the designs done.

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