Author Archives: achristine3

REALization……

When I first got into this class I was unaware of the term sustainability. But as the semester went on I came to realize that the question really is how can I become sustainable? Through my journey I have learned … 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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Re-using, Re-cycling, Re-purposing

This week in our ongoing discussion of Sustainability we begin to dig deeper and look at the aspects on how we can improve our products by reusing, recycling and repurposing. With our first reading for this week about “Closing the … Continue reading

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Life Cycle

This week I learned about carbon footprints and how important it is to the environment as a whole. My results from the quiz that I took for The Nature Conservancy, prior to this blog was total greenhouse gas emissions was … Continue reading

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Super Social Entrepreneur

This week I have realized what we have been learning all semester with empathy design and can finally put it into perspective with my own life. Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to make a difference … Continue reading

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In Pulse Buys

This week I realized how important human needs are and how they affect my shopping habits. From the reading this week, “Design for Change” by Fletcher was about how people’s desire to purchase products is based on what is being … Continue reading

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We Do What We Do

This week in class we discussed more in detail of Empathetic Design with our Design Probes project. Doing this project I found that when I was asked to document two days within a week’s time span. I had to document … Continue reading

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Optimized Lifetimes

While reading “Optimized Lifetime’s” article by Fletcher, the term Metabolism of Wardrobe ran through my mind and goes directly to how we can make our wardrobes more sustainable. With the given scenarios that happen throughout our lifetime and the attachment … Continue reading

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Consumer Demand

Fashion consumption is where demand comes from. With fashion consumption the demand from the consumers is the number one problem that leads to problems such as working conditions, fashion miles, animal welfare, chemicals in the working environment, energy consumed, production … Continue reading

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