Monthly Archives: February 2014

Purpose-Driven Career

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Is it in an office working for a corporation, a fashion design firm designing clothes for the masses, in a management position overseeing dozens of full- and part-time employees? I don’t have … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

This week’s reading was about needs.  There was a quote from Wendel Berry stating that “You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.” This sentence struck me again during the LOLA show when group … Continue reading

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(Almost) All Needs Must Come to an End

Transforming Fashion Systems has a chapter that focuses primarily on human needs and how we satisfy them. Not only am I studying Apparel Merchandising, which requires me to keep up with trends, but also I have always had an interest … Continue reading

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It’s not junk, it’s “vintage”

Growing up my family was very frugal. This is not to say that we were poor, we were comfortable, but not enough to throw caution to the wind. I think that the mind set I grew up with lead to … Continue reading

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Needs, Needs, Needs

In week 5 of My Sustainable Journey, I continued to learn about the positive aspects of implementing empathic design in the apparel industry. For the reading this week, we read another chapter from the Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change … Continue reading

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Doing More with Less

According to writer Clare Boothe Luce, “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” Our reading this week, Fletcher’s Design for Change, explored this idea of the human need for happiness and how … Continue reading

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What Do We Need?

Broke college kid. I think that term defines most of the students within the class! During these past four years, I have come to realize what I really need versus what I just want. Goodbye manicures and new shoes; hello … Continue reading

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