SoftMatters

Research projects

Cocreat

Cocreat (2021 - 2022)

in collaboration with les Mines Paris Tech and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT)

The COCREAT project (conception of responsible creation tools as textile items) is led by design-led researchers with a background in textile and fashion from the Soft Matters research group of EnsadLab, exploring in this context how to develop more flexible tools allowing to modulate phases of creation and fabrication to support a more resilient perspective to garment production.  The focus lies here in the conception of design/fabrication tools supported by mecatronics, automation and electronics for the design of textiles items for ready-to-wear and luxury clothing and accessories. 

In order to bring it to commercialization, this project aims at developping, an anthropo-mecatronic device inbetween knitting and weaving allowing to  turn a single yarn into textile items.

 COCREAT questions the notion of “bespoke tailoring” through the design of new garments and textile items, according to anthropo-dimensional measurements (varying according to people and objects) electronically or manually controlling the tuning and functionement of machines. The equiment is capable of a multimodal dialogue (from the 100% manual to the 100% automatic) within the garment creation and conception phase with the fashion designer and then electronically controling the manufacturing of textile pieces without producing scraps.  This co-robot can be assimilated to rapid-prototyping processes. It relies on a patented technology developed by J. Vicerial during her “SACRe”  (Sciences Arts Creation, Research) PhD at PSL.

Main researchers: Jeanne Vicerial, Aurélie Mosse, Jean-François Bassereau

Funding: Recipient of the PSL valorisation prematuration call, PSL University, 2020

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