Zero Waste Garment
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Design
Course Number: PUFD 2020
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course presents a new way of exploiting and building upon the students’ existing fashion design and patternmaking skills with focus on sustainability in fashion design. It introduces the students to designing a garment without creating fabric waste in the process. In designing and producing a zero-waste garment, the students will develop a deeper understanding of the relationships between cloth, fashion design, patternmaking and draping, and in a broader sense, the connections between material, design process and final product, and the broader context in which these connections exist. On completion the students will be able to utilize patternmaking and draping as tools for innovative, sustainable fashion design. In this course sustainability provides a tool for the students to examine their design practices in a critical light.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PUFD 2002 Integrated Design 2, or PAFS 1080 Construction 1 Draping, PAFS 1090 Construction 1 Sewing, or PAFS 1020 Construction 1 Patternmaking. Open to all University undergraduate degree students.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons students.


Open to Undergraduate students.