Laetitia is a textile designer and researcher that employs multiple techniques in her practice. She completed her PhD on Textile Design for Disassembly in 2020 and is fascinated by the challenges and creative opportunities of designing in the context of a circular and fair economy.
Box Fish, Woodlouse and Mother-of-Pearl
Based on her previous research, Laetitia focused on textile joins (suture structures) that can be disassembled.
Laetitia was able to reimagine a way of brining together materials with different properties, such as softer tactile fabrics and functional waterproof ones, in a way that can be disassembled. She achieved this by creating a layered structure where each component is connected by flexible joins (suture structure). In addition, Laetitia used overlapping techniques (overlap structure) to control the way the textile would lay.
If applied to a garment, the waterproof overlapping elements would allow fabric to be flexible and protect the user from the rain. At the end of its useful life the textile can disassembled into separate materials again.
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