Hamstech & Environment: When Design Goes Green

Highly creative domains like fashion, jewellery and interior designing as well as professional photography has high appeal to people, justifying their responsibility to project an environment-friendly and sustainable culture.

Let’s view the burgeoning role of being “green” or environmentally sustainable, across the 4 disciplines that we deal with at the Hamstech Institute.

Firstly, to examine the effect of the concept, “green”, as it is called, we need to understand its raison d’etre (reason for being). The aim of sustainable practices is to ensure that the negative impact on environment and nature as a whole is nullified using best practices suited to each discipline or industry.

Green Fashion Designing

 

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Fashion designing is the art of fusing aesthetic design with flawless expression, on a collection of garments. It is the most impactful art of designing and influences the widest population. It’s an industry that is expected to be ethically committed to follow sustainable design and allied practices.

As one of the leading fashion institutes in Hyderabad, Hamstech understands the fact that learning about sustainability is one of the basics of fashion design training. From an environmental standpoint, the fibres and materials used to design garments, are best if natural. Natural fibres could include cotton, wool, hemp, linen, jute etc.

 

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Each material suits different seasons. The harmful environmental impact of these materials is nil and there’s no issue of hazard to nature as compared to using synthetic materials viz. nylon, polyester, acrylic and spandex. In addition to this, they are also biodegradable and body-friendly.

Green Interior designing

 

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Interior designing is all about planning, arranging and designing spaces to ensure maximum utility combined with aesthetics and expressiveness. Interior designing is a reputed profession today trained for through certificate courses for interior designing.

But other than the skill, technique and intelligence required to pursue interior deisgning, it’s also important to understand and appreciate the need of adopting sustainable practices during the process.

 

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Lately it has been repeatedly stressed by designers around the globe that the world should leaning towards opting to make spaces more nature-friendly or even enfused with nature. The concept of a “green habitat” is leading to healthy living.

Sustainability in interior design starts with planning to create space to live in than to fill in. Avoiding clutter gives more room for air, light and movement. Renewable materials like wood or bamboo can be used to construct flooring and partitions.

Creating decoration and utilities with recycled materials, which forms an interesting part of interior decoration courses, helps to save on cost and to gain from nature-friendly interiors.

Green Jewellery designing

 

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Sustainability is a key concern in jewellery designing and jewellery industry too. The issues with sustainability begins at the mining stage of precious metals. The issues stem from the fact that the method of mining can cause damage to the environment owing to excessive erosion or use of chemicals to treat the soil.

The best ways to tackle risks posed by the jewellery industry to nature can be a matter of learning at jewellery design courses.

 

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Using recycled or unused stock first for making new jewellery can help reducing the need for excessive metal usage. Organic jewellery made of dried flowers, clay, terracotta etc. is all the rage in today’s age due to its environment-friendly nature.

Green Photography

 

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A picture can say a lot more than words and can most effectively promote an idea like environmental sustainability. Photographers today don’t just click pictures but try to capture potent issues around them on camera as well. One such issue is the effects of human actions on mother nature.

Worldwide, there are photo campaigns which are conducted to mobilise the efforts to save nature. With social media, they gain even better momentum and reach. It’s worthwhile for students of photography training courses to get inspired by them and display images that educate and raise awareness.

 

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Photographers can participate in and contribute to campaigns for environmental sustainability. They can portray sustainable lifestyle practices or the maladies of pollution.

So going green is no more an option, but the constructive way to a future we can create. Every creative industry like fashion, interiors, jewellery and photography, can draw inspiration from this concept and help others understand it through art and design!

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