Blog Six

During week seven we went over bio wrap up the bio wrap up slides covered several things. Such as nature and its principles one of many topics that was discussed within the class. Some of the principles that we spoke over are the Nature runs on sunlight, Nature uses only the energy it needs, Nature fits form to function, Nature recycles everything, Nature rewards cooperation, Nature banks on diversity, Nature demands local expertise, Nature curbs excesses from within, and Nature taps the power of limits. The reason for listing these principles out was because they are important principles that are needed to be reflected upon. The importance of nature is slowly but surely is withering away year over year and somehow we need to rely or create innovation objects and tools that motivate us to rely more on what nature provides for us. We have created our own unresourceful habit such as wastage, not cooperation with the movement of recycling, we use artificial items, food, resources, and materials (which are all chemical based). We have made living with man-made products and objects acceptable, we don’t question how are the products being created, what are they using to create the product, and is it harmful to the human and environment. We don’t create enough awareness within these companies, and that why they keep getting by with more and more wastage. The sustainable principles in apparel design the over wastage within material and chemical in the process of making dyes for the fabric. Another sustainable principle is the shelf lives within the clothing department stores whether it’s a small boutique or a large corporation store. Needing to turn the clothes it something beneficial for the companies and the earth.

 

The reasoning of listing these few sustainable principles for the apparel design field is because it allows the companies to reflect on something new that could possibly be incorporated within their personal companies and rebuild using an eco-mindset. The swot analysis is an analysis that compares sustainable companies versus unsustainable companies. In my learning, communities me and my class member discuss H&m compared towards Forever 21. H&M have created a few different solutions on promoting and motivating customers to recycle clothing. Giving them a discount or an opportunity that will benefit the customer which makes them sustainable or least working towards being more sustainable.  Forever 21 causes population by the artificial materials they create known cloths it’s stylish but harms the environment based on the chemical and the processing of the clothing, and their unstainable mindset. Forever 21 doesn’t provide viable answers to any question being asked regarding the product, which is extremely concerning. I know if the customer and more companies and enforced a better mindset of recycling and, eco mindset. It would leave unstainable companies no choice but to gravity towards making the step of changing their way of how the companies are being run in the present time. It will create more awareness for many other companies that are needing reassurance for trending cycles.

 

The Lola shows that presented were 1,2, and 3. Presenting from group two allowed me the chance to review other presentation and revive available inside in which I had no knowledge of until that day. The Lola show gave everyone the opportunity to gain knowledge and even give them an idea to what they plan to present later on during their own time slots. When I presenting my biomimicry subject, I wasn’t confident enough base on the little information I provided. I found out some interesting things on the subject I was researching. It just didn’t find good enough video to provide a better outlook on the innovation. I enjoyed the items made out of green moss such as the headband, the sash, collar, and the dresses. The designer Mooney is extremely talent and very creative. I couldn’t find a lot of information on the companies trying to incorporate, but it’s told it’s safe and not harmful towards the surface of your skin.

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