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Stylish radiotherapy treatment gown series

December 1st, 2008 / By: / Advanced Textiles, New Products

Rebecca Earley’s radiotherapy treatment gown series was originally commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth Centre for the Treatment of Cancer in Birmingham, U.K. Each of the 100 gowns was designed using her heat photogram technique of printing plants directly onto fabric. The imagery used shows homeopathic plants used in the care of cancer patients. Earley, currently a reader of Textiles Environment Design and associate lecturer on textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, changed the existing gown design, reshaping it and adding functional details to give a design and feel far removed from the aesthetically sterile garments that patients are usually required to wear. The gowns were printed using Earley’s ‘exhaust print’ method, which creates no waste fabric, water or chemical pollution.

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