Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reflecting Back | Looking Ahead | Final Epiphany Blog

Before this course, If I am being completely honest, I hadn’t taken much interest in sustainability. I knew that it was important to my career field but I hadn’t taken much time reading about it and looking into what people … Continue reading

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Wasting Energy (revised)

This week was the most discouraging for me. The more I learn, the more I feel like there is no right way to achieve sustainability. I use towels to clean up messes instead of paper towels so that I save … Continue reading

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Adapting To Sustain

Material diversity was the main topic discussed this week. Fletcher described material diversity as not getting rid of bad or over used fibers, yet allowing alternative, more resourceful and efficient responsive fibers to flourish. Because materials are so widely used … Continue reading

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Re-design for Change

This week I learned what kind of sustainable products can do for the environment and different ways we can use our surroundings to help with production and overall distribution of products. When I go shopping at any high-end retail store … Continue reading

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Using Nature at its Finest

In this weeks readings we learned about material diversity and sustainable product services and how these items are used in the apparel industry. In the first reading Material Diversity talked about how cotton and polyester are the most used fibers. … Continue reading

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Form vs. Function

This week has been one of my favorites of the semester, the topics we deal in class were really interesting and we had a guest, Erin Leitch, who explained more about the concept described in class, Biomimicry. I was really … Continue reading

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Asking Questions

Whenever I buy textile products, I generally don’t think about what fibers they’re made of, how they’re treated and dyed, or what happens to them after I dispose of them. Reading The Materials Maze by Bonda and Sosnowchik reminded me … Continue reading

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