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Explore the Future of Modular Fashion [DROP-IN]

  • Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road North York, ON, M3C 1T3 Canada (map)

Why learn about Modular Fashion?
Have you ever wanted your clothes to adapt to what you do – changing to the elements, your activities or surroundings throughout the day? Modular design allows for all of these scenarios. Adaptable garment technologies also help us to be more environmentally friendly. We purchase fewer things because these items have multiple uses. What’s more, by re-using modules and resources, modular design can cut the costs of manufacturing and designing, supporting environmental sustainability and ethical fashion. The Modular Design process you learn from Daily Goods Design LABS (DGDL) may be readily applied to your other, non-fashion projects.

 During the session, you’ll:

  • Understand the basics of Modular Design in fashion terms and its benefits

  • Gain insights into the best practices of how fashion brands apply modular design

  • Understand how modular design can influence control and improve behaviours and experiences

  • Learn how to apply modular design methods using DGDL’s design-thinking, human-centred approach

  • Create a material-based prototype based on the want-and-need scenarios you’ve imagined. Test and share with others for feedback and (should you decide to continue) develop further in future design sessions

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for young and old - a variety of templates and learning approaches are available

  • People who want to learn more about DGDL’s specialized modular design process and the designer’s role within it

  • Those wanting to co-create and learn more about modular garment design

Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Typical duration of session is: 1 hour

See past DGDL events at the Ontario Science Centre.