The Benefits of Fashion Design in our Society

I’m trying to imagine a world without fashion designers and it gets me laughing at how people would look. People wouldn’t have anyone to set their fashion trends and some wouldn’t even know how to dress. The fashion designers, like other types of designers, are a very important part of our lives. In this article, we are going to take a look at the benefits of fashion design in our society.

The fashion industry produces clothing

This is probably the core of the fashion industry, producing clothing in all shapes, sizes, and designs.

Job creations

Fashion is a great source of income for everyone that works in the industry, whether skilled or unskilled. There are people that are employed on multiple layers in the fashion industry, right from the people that actually make the textiles, to the garment workers, pattern makers, designers, packaging companies, and right up to the salesmen. It creates a ripple effect that touches other industries in the market, contributing to the economies of nations. By one way or another, somebody’s income comes from the fashion industry. For example, I am writing this post today because I have a relationship with the fashion industry through my job. The fashion industry employs people both skilled and unskilled at home or abroad to make the process work.

It creates a ripple effect and inter-relationships in the job market

The clothing industry is one of the industries that contributes greatly to the global economy. There are many people employed in the industry, and it creates a ripple effect that also brings in other industries/the fact that people will always wear clothes, and will always look for the trending ones, means that the industry is here to stay.

The fashion industry brings creativity and innovation as well as creates entrepreneurs

Fashion is all about creativity even though most of the clothes that we see on the catwalks are rarely worn off those catwalks. It helps people realize their creative potential, bringing out their different talents, colors, attitudes and tastes. I can’t imagine how dull the world would be if we were all doctors and lawyers.

The Benefits of Fashion Design in our Society

The Benefits of Fashion Design in our Society

Top 10 BEST Vinyl Cutting Machine Choices of 2018

Some of the equipment that can be used in fashion design include vinyl cutting machines, and that is the reason why we are now going to take a look at vinyl cutting machine choices of 2018. Click to see a list of the best vinyl cutters as we list them below.

Cricut Maker Cutter

One of the best vinyl cutting machines on the market, this machine brings you the best features and technology. It has the ability to cut more than 100 materials from thin fabrics like silk to 2.4mm thick material, using the knife blade (purchased separately). All past tools can fit, and they claim that so will all the present tools for lightning-fast speed and intricate precision cutting. It features a rotary blade that can cut a variety of materials, and an Adaptive Tool System that automatically controls the blade direction and cutting pressure.

Pros

  • Wireless and tablet docking station
  • Can cut a wide range of material
  • Can cut sewing patterns
  • The adaptive tool system that automatically calculates the force according to the material being used
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Old design space software
  • The Knife Blade is purchased separately

Silhouette Cameo 3 (2017 Best Seller)

This is a DIY machine that has features like dual carriages and Bluetooth functionality. It can draw and cut on over 100 different types of material, although some says that it struggles with thicker materials like leather. It can cut materials with widths of up to 12 inches by 10 feet long.

Pros

  • Bluetooth vinyl cutter
  • Easy to use Silhouette Cameo software
  • Comes with an auto blade
  • Dual Carriage for drawing and cutting
  • Touchscreen

Cons

  • Cutting force lags

Cricut Explore Air 2 (Best Vinyl Cutter Under $300)

This machine can cut, draw, print and score, and it is the perfect choice for beginners. It can even work with personalized designs and comes with the ability to download fonts. It works with more than 100 materials, from thin vellum to thick pieces of leather, metal and foam. It has a maximum cutting width of 12″ wide by 24″ and can operate wirelessly via Bluetooth. It is easy to use and even comes with the Cricut Design Space software for those that don’t want the hustle of using programs such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Pros

  • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
  • Faster precision cutting
  • Extra Features such as Scoring, Cricut Pen for Handwritten effects and font downloads
  • Cuts 100+ materials
  • Can work with customized designs

Cons

  • A little noisy
  • No android app available
  • Only uses the Design Space software

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Built specifically for card-makers, scrapbook lovers and quilters, this is an affordable machine that is also compact and portable, even coming with embossing capabilities. It also comes with solid core steel rollers and solid steel gears and can cut and emboss a wide variety of materials from paper, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and cork.  It is perfect for people that love creating one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages and elements, home décor items, fashion accessories, altered art projects, quilts, and many more.

Pros

  • Compact and portable
  • Can cut using stencils and can emboss
  • Very powerful crank feature that can cut through multiple layers of material
  • Has a modern and sleek look

Cons

  • Has a crank instead of an electronic feature
  • Limited capabilities
  • Extra costs involved when purchasing dies and embossing folders

Sizzix Eclips2 Cutting Machine

Perfect for beginners, this machine brings about the perfect scoring, reliable cutting and the ability to handle small, intricate designs.  It is the perfect machine if you want to feed and cut materials of up to 0.5mm thick. It has a cutting width of up to 12″.software can be downloaded but it limits those who wish to create more complex designs. One can opt for a software upgrade that will cost approximately $60.the cutter also features an auto-select feature and a laser cut preview mode.

Pros

  • Excellent precision cutting skills
  • True scoring
  • Scrap cut mode
  • Easy auto-select settings
  • Laser cut preview

Cons

  • Basic software that is suitable for beginners
  • Upgrade of software for advanced features comes at an additional cost

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine

This small and portable machine can cut and emboss a wide variety of materials with a width of 9″. It works best for those that love creating one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages and elements, home décor items, fashion accessories, altered art projects, quilts, and many more.

Pros

  • Compact and portable
  • Can cut using stencils and can emboss
  • Very powerful crank feature that can cut through multiple layers of material
  • Has a modern and sleek look

Cons

  • Has a crank instead of an electronic feature
  • Limited capabilities
  • Extra costs involved when purchasing dies and embossing folders

Silhouette Portrait 2 Machine (Best Small Vinyl Cutter)

Judging from the features and pricing, this is the best electric machine, and favors beginners. It is known as the best sticker and vinyl decal maker, handling more than 100 types of material, creating one-of-a-kind cards, stickers, small signage, decals, scrapbook pages and elements, amongst other things.

Pros

  • Features PixScan which is perfect for creating designs from photos and pictures
  • Comes with Silhouette Studio software
  • Easy to set up, install and start cutting
  • Small and lightweight
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Low maximum cutting force at 210 g, can’t work with thick materials
  • Maximum cutting size of 8″ width

Brother Scan and Cut 2

Working perfectly for hand drawn designs. This machine features built-in scanning, wireless functionality and reliable and precise cutting. It can cut maximum width of 11.5″, and features a large LCD touch screen to enable easy operation. The basic software is what brings it down, and despite the fact that the software comes with more than 600 designs and 7 built-in fonts, there is limited room for customization. This is the only vinyl cutting machine that offers a scanning functionality.

Pros

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Can cut max width of 11.5″
  • Large touchscreen for ease of use
  • Scanning ability
  • Works really well with fabric
  • Can cut material of up to 2mm thickness

Cons

  • The Software is not very user-friendly

Curio Silhouette

This is a machine that can cut, emboss, deboss, etch, sketch and stipple, working best with thicker materials of up to 2mm in height. It comes with the Silhouette Curio software which has more than 70,000 ready-made designs (can be purchased at an additional cost).

Pros

  • It can cut, sketch, emboss, deboss, etch and stipple
  • Ability to handle thicker material really well
  • Speedy dual carriage

Cons

  • Small cutting space
  • Steep learning curve
  • Additional costs involved when purchasing the extra-large tray (8.5″ x 12″), the deep cut blade, the stippling and etching tool as well as the designs on the software

24″ USCutter SC series (Cutter & Heat Press Combo)

This is the perfect machine for those that would like a machine that is halfway between a ‘home’ machine and a commercial machine, and it can be used for a small business. It features a Stepper moto that is slightly noisy, and works best with vinyl heat transfer cuts to apply on T Shirts, even featuring a USCutter heat press.

Pros

  • Inertial rotating blade holder enables more accurate and high quality cutting
  • 3 high quality blades
  • Cuts up to 24″ in width
  • Digital force and speed adjustable
  • Includes sure cuts a lot pro software for MAC
  • Value machine at an affordable price
  • Clamshell heat press

Cons

  • Noisy
  • This package does not include Vinylmaster Cut Software for PC users.

US Cutter MH 871 MK2 34in Bundle

This is a machine that works specifically with vinyl, offering a larger work space with a maximum width of around 31 inches and length of 8 feet. It comes with vinyl rolls, transfer tapes, magnetic blanks, a knife, squeegee, chart, access to the USCutter forum and lifetime phone support. It is a popular vinyl decal printing machine for those who love to work with signage.

Pros

  • Delivers quality cuts on simple designs
  • Includes three blades
  • FREE lifetime phone support
  • Affordable
  • Works with VinylMaster Cut and other popular software (like Sure Cuts A lot, Flexi, SignBlaser and SignCut Productivity Pro)

Cons

  • Compatible with PC only
  • A bit noisy
  • The machine struggles with more complex intricate designs

Summary

Fashion design is very important to the society, much as some people might not realize it. Not only is it a great source of income for those in the industry, but the ripple effect is felt far and wide in other industries as well.