Engineering Elegance – Manufacturing

An A-level D&T student wins an e-textiles dress design challenge Kate Bellingham has set a challenge to KS4/5 design and technology students, to design her a dress made from e-textiles, to wear as she hosts a prodigious awards ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London.

The winner of the competition, Abigail, an A-level product and design student, meets with Kate and the fashion company who will be making to the dress, to discuss the design further. The group looks at how this can be turned into a wearable and functional dress. They pay particular attention to the materials, the electronic components, such as LED?s, fibre optics and circuitry and of course, the cost!

There are two other clips in the series giving the rest of the story and full resources to do the project are available on the web page.

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