Monthly Archives: October 2013

Home Sweet Local

                This week’s discussion was a reminder of my home town and the way that I was raised. Local is the way I grew up- in a small town that is extremely isolated. Most … Continue reading

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Keep it Local

According to the reading from the week,  “Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change”, the most important part of having successful local companies is having consumers who desire local goods and services.  “Moreover, a supply of local fiber requires consumers who … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy My Love

Our society has trained us to think we have to have the latest and greatest of everything.  From an interiors stand point this means importing the priciest Italian marble, Persian rugs, the latest collection from Paula Deen and Candace Olsen, … Continue reading

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Saving Two Kinds of Green

This week I had an epiphany! What about, you ask? I had an epiphany about how inexpensive it is to design in a sustainable manner. Everyone always assumes that designing sustainably is a giant hassle and more expensive than it’s … Continue reading

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Small town born and raised!

This week we learned about local economies and biomimicry, but of the two the local economy concept really interests me. Coming from a small town keeping things local is a big factor in how well a business does. It is … Continue reading

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Going Local: We Have a Lot of Work to Do

On Thursday we discussed “going local” in our discussion and I have been thinking about it a lot.  In my opinion, having a community that is purely “going local” is going to be really really difficult.  In order for it … Continue reading

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Creating Community

Can creating a better sense of community really improve the economy? From this weeks reading and discussions I have gained a better knowledge of what it takes to “be local.” I was shocked to find out from reading BedZED: Construction … Continue reading

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