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    Intern Studying Technical Apparel Design
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  1. (08/30) - INTERN Techwear's 30-Day Design Challenge Round 2 - MACS 2.0 Pouch Exploration Hey all and welcome to Day 08! Today we wanted to discuss the MACS pouches a little bit more as well as give a brief exploration of MACS 2.0; based also on user feedback. When the MACS concept was initially created, the goal was to execute a no-waste pattern that utilized the full width of a roll of fabric. This was achieved by setting rules to the dimensions of each pouch in order for them to nest perfectly as grid within the full width of a fabric roll. We used a fabric that was 58” wide… however when it was sent to production, the roll width had changed without our knowledge, to 54”. The factory made updated samples that were approved by our collaborators, so we never actually caught that error; resulting in some discrepancies. Live, and learn. The focus today was the re-draft MACS 2.0 off of updated roll widths of 1500mm from Dimension Polyant. Additionally, we tested updated zipper garages, and a few new material and hardware stories. To top it off, we braided some paracord as a fun test to create a Sacoche style bag. . Overall, these were some early directions we’d still like to explore further. What directions do you want to see MACS 2.0 go? Ultra short project log today: https://imgur.com/gallery/T9zF0jE and todays Gallery: https://imgur.com/gallery/1yQ3h9a Check out the rest of the 30day challenge results so far on LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/techwearintern
  2. Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated. I hear the request... and will show off some of the MACS 2.0 evolutions we've been cooking up lately. Here's a little teaser... we'll cook something up for the challenge with this stuff later in the week for ya'll. A new kevlar reinforced X-weave highstrength xpac, compatible with seam sealing and adhesives too finally!
  3. ... awwe shucks... no-one wants to play? n chat? n explore?
  4. Greetings everyone... Ender here! I've been busy busy these past couple years, busting ass trying to worm my way into industry so I can get access to the latest and greatest in technologies to share with all. INTERN has taken a few dramatic pivots in order to sustain itself and meet industry expectations, what started off with the intention of making product has turned into more of a consultancy position between brands and their suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers. When I set out to make product I was stonewalled brutally by the realities of industry, so in order to get in we shifted our offering. Now we're able to share some of the resources and experiences we've uncovered, and to begin we're launching a group-buy platform for materials. Taking on contracts with major mills and textile manufacturers has allowed us to argue the position that offering the coolest product to makers and small businesses is viable. Today we're pleased to say industry is finally listening, and is working with us to make available their spiciest of textiles with little to no MOQs. As well starting tomorrow I'm going to dive into another 30-day diy design challenge! This time sharing the perspective of designing for production, sharing all the infrastructure we've established. A little over a year ago I incorporated officially as INTERN Techwear Corp. with 2 partners (fellow kids, broken toys like myself, in their mid 20s), and together we took on the lease for a 5000sq ft warehouse space, and began renovating it into perfect space for mischief and makery. No small feat, as the former tenants ran an illegal porn studio and it was a NIGHTMARE of haphazard construction. Everything down to the cement structure had to be demolished. INTERN HQ is now a fully armed and operational creative battle-station, complete even with 4 bedrooms to allow us to invite and host other makers looking to use our infrastructure, or join us as one INTERNs interns. INTERN is composed of 2 branches. The outward facing INTERN where we share resources, inspo, patterns, and field whatever support comes across our inbox from makers. And the industry facing TARPA (Technical Apparel Research and Projects Administration) where we work with the companies that manufacture and supply some of the largest brands in the world, from designing product to the development of entirely new approaches to manufacture. We get a lot of questions, demands, threats, asking us for product... and I would love to create a line with our own brand displayed proudly. Until such a time when we can afford to manufacture to the quality we demand we will continue our consultancy path... oneday! Until then I can very proudly say that there's a very good chance that you've already seen or maybe even own products from the brands you love with a little INTERN DNA in them (as our contracts expire we will share our clients and works on our new website). I hope you've all been well. I just wanted to pop in briefly and say hello... it's been a while, good to be back. Looking forward to the discourse! -end
  5. Greetings Folks! And welcome to the 30-day DIY Techwear Challenge. My school and industry mentors have challenged me with the task of trying to create a new product - from scratch - everyday - for 30 days... I'm a second year Student of Fashion Design - studying in the city of Vancouver. Since September I've been interning at a local research and design firm to gain exposure to technical fashion design, construction techniques, and the real-world process behind bringing wild ideas to life... The studio where I intern is very tight-lipped about their outputs and involvements, however I am allowed to say that they have been quietly responsible for many of the innovations and products seen across the market - some of which I see posted quite regularly in fits around the community. My roll is still at the utmost bottom of the ladder (see:gopher), however my mentors are incredibly supportive in including me in and teaching me the in-and-outs of the nuances fashion design. To be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed by the idea of trying to create 30x products from scratch, I've never done anything quite like this before... I'm going to give it my best shot to not only come up with a new product everyday, but also document every aspect of the patterning, construction, materials selection, etc. all the way through to a finished product. I'm taking this online in hopes that of getting feedback/suggestions/criticisms as to what I should construct each day, at this point I've only a very vague plot of where to begin and what to make. Its my hope that I can share with the community a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the products we all love, while being able to experiment with new ideas we'd like to see but don't yet exist. My obsession with techwear has become clinical at this point, made worse by the simple fact that I'm a broke student very much unable to afford the level of craftsmanship in my attire which has come to haunt me. To try and fix this I've been saving every penny I can since this 30-day challenge was presented to me last November. I'm happy to say -with the support of my friends and family- I've been able to put together a small pot of funds that I can put towards financing 30-days of techwear design. At the end of this project, I'd like to be able to assemble the 30-day log and the products created into a portfolio which I can use to find a job. I'm still very new to this but it's clear to me that technical apparel and accessories design is where I want to focus my ambitions and career. With any luck this project will be an appealing application for a design position with one of the larger industry players. The 30-day countdown begins!
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