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Posted Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Faster, cheaper, and more accessible. A major threat or just another part of competition?

The increasing trend in our society towards outsourcing of products and services is something that has affected many professions in the last decade, and design is undoubtedly one of them.

Outsourcing is a reflection of many factors, but at its core it can probably be viewed as a logical outcome of two of the fundamental drivers of a capitalist economy: demand and supply.

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‘As a Textile Designer, I think it's important to be involved with an association that supports our industry.’

‘I have been a member since the Australian Textile Design Association merged with the DIA.’

‘As well as the many professional benefits available to all DIA members, my membership of the Textile Practice Group also provides a forum to network and discuss issues specific to textile designers.’

Sally Taylor off the cuff

Sally Taylor

Interior Designer and Director

Lives:
Sydney, Australia

Likes:
Travel planning, eating my way through the best restaurants, and shopping of any kind, especially at Bunnings and Ferragamo.

Best design I've seen lately:
The One & Only resort on the Palm, Dubai. A spectacular hotel that combines a traditional UAE aesthetic with a contemporary taste. It is impeccably refined and understatedly glamorous and luxurious, yet it still feels comfortable and approachable.

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