I really enjoyed the L.O.L.A. show this week. One of the articles that I found most interesting was the article that Zoe had about the kinetic energy tiles. I really thought the tiles were an interesting way to provide energy. This would be a sustainable solution that will not affect fast fashion, but help the environment in other ways.
I also really enjoyed the article about Izzy Lane. Izzy Lane is a company that is not hurting the environment and is utilizing the wool source that was going to waste toward a good quality product. These are the types of solutions that I find to be the most useful out of the practices that we have studied thus far. We can maintain fast fashion but we need to find environmentally friendly ways to do it. We also need to find more sustainable ways to dispose of waste, instead of trying to eliminate waste altogether, because that is unlikely, maybe even impossible.
Product Service Systems are a great way to reduce waste. A product service system is an offering of three services. They are product-oriented service, use-oriented services and result-oriented services. I believe that a great product service system would be a rental company for special events. I feel that special event clothing items and accessories so often go to waste in our closets. It could be a designer brand rental company where women could rent dresses for a special event. This could include proms, socials, and even weddings. The designer brands could be sold to the rental company if they are not sold in stores and then could be rented to very appreciative women and girls! I believe this would be a beneficial way to reduce waste and reduce clothing items from just sitting in storage. This idea is useful because it would be a way to utilize sustainable practices without killing the fashion industry. It would be reducing waste by creating more longevity for products.
I would love to learn more about the kinetic energy tiles. I would be interested to see pricing and also see the labor and time involved with putting these tiles into use.