For a third year BA (Textile Design) course, this project looked at a social trend of people turning away from technology and busy everyday lives. My response focuses on simplified, sculptural forms with meditative aspects, noise reduction and haptic qualities. Hand knitting and crochet are used as a therapeutic tool to make a hood and cape.
Thick, warm fibres envelope the wearer to comfort and shield them from the everyday world. The daily noise of society will be reduced through built-in headphones and the neck band releases relaxing essential oils into the personal space of the wearer.