Author Archives: B

About B

I am a Junior at Oklahoma State University. I am majoring in Apparel Merchandising. I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family, and trying new things!

Most Favoured Option

I can’t believe that we have already come full circle on the blogging loop. This week I learned a lot.  I learned a lot about the subject of alternative materials and a lot about myself.  Because I was intrigued by … Continue reading

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Industrial Revolution, Take Two

This week we discussed the idea of  “Cradle to Cradle“.  Cradle-to-Cradle suggests that mankind can have a positive, restorative, beneficial impact on the environment through design.  William McDonough and Michael Braungart brought the idea of cradle to cradle to the … 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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Bursting at the Seams

What is biomimicry?  This is the question that I asked myself prior to last Thursday’s lecture.  After looking up the word, I found the following definition: “Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns … Continue reading

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LOOP

PSS: Product Service System After doing a little research on what a PSS actually is, I believe that a PSS replaces (or couples) a product with a service.  A PSS allows customers the chance to forego paying for the product … Continue reading

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Transformation

What is Design Activism? This is the question I have been asking myself all week.  The article from this week titled “Scoping the Territory: Design, Activism, and Sustainability” defines design activism as “Taking actions to catalyze, encourage, or bring about change … Continue reading

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I’m Hooked

  In an article by Kirsi Niinimaki and Llpo Koskinen the quote,  “Consumers create attachments to some objects whereas they easily dispose of others” really made me think.  As I read this article in bed I looked around my very … Continue reading

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