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Modular design: development of fashion accessories

Ribeiro, Liliana; Miguel, Rui; Pereira, Madalena; Barata, João; Trindade, Isabel; Lucas, José;


Modular design is considered by many as the key for a good design practice. Indeed, thinking products in terms of modularity has a tremendous potential, allowing the reliability and quality of the product, enabling maintenance, repair, easy assembly or disassemble, differential consumption and also the reduction of production costs by companies when a family of products with the same modules is created. These characteristics can have a major impact in the product life cycle, improving the extension of lifetime, reduction of waste and exploration of natural resources. Modular design principles and their implications on the life cycle of fashion design product’s, mainly in fashion accessories are presented. Some prototypes developed under a research project* on fashion accessories demonstrate modular design application to the development of more sustainable fashion products.


Palavras-chave: modular design, fashion accessories, life cycle, sustainability,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0130

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Como citar:

Ribeiro, Liliana; Miguel, Rui; Pereira, Madalena; Barata, João; Trindade, Isabel; Lucas, José; "Modular design: development of fashion accessories", p. 60-61 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0130

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