Author Archives: Caroline Horn

About Caroline Horn

Senior at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Apparel Merchandising

Final Blog

As I reflect on this course through out the past semester I feel that it was very valuable and informative. I still have the same general idea and feelings of the importance of sustainability but am more knowledgeable on the … Continue reading

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Blog 10: The LOLA Show

Today was an interesting, informative and food filled day. We heard from myself and three other students about their different topics. My topic was over Patagonia- Human needs and Design activism. I discussed fair trade, organic cotton, TED topics and … Continue reading

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Blog 9: Oak Creek Visit

A couple of weeks ago we visited Oak Creek retirement homes and visited with Mr. Frank. As a group we gathered a lot of information about his interests, struggles and overall lifestyle. This was very helpful in our preparation to … Continue reading

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Blog 8: Design Slam

Today we tapped into the creative side of our brains and quickly came up with a design solution to a problem. My problem was that Audrey Hepburn cracked her hip and was now wheel chair bound. Audrey happens to be a … Continue reading

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Blog 7: Outdoor Activity

This activity was interesting and challenging at the same time! It caused me to think critically about our environment and innovative solutions that I could create to solve problems. In my assignment I wrote about how blinded we are by … Continue reading

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Blog 6: Future Textiles

“Sustainability is not a technical problem but is driven by a pattern of thinking and behavior.” This week we completed a wedding day solution assignment. In my solution I focused on solving the problem of the wedding dress. I decided … Continue reading

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Blog 5: Minimize Waste

This week in class we discussed a variety of items. Something that interests me and that we talked about was how Indian temples use flowers but throw into the river. Instead of throwing these flowers out, they were turned into … Continue reading

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Blog 4: The 11th Hour.

Last week in class we watched the video, “The 11th Hour” which had a lot of interesting views and insights. One of the questions that were asked related to the Industrial Revolution, which makes me think about how the world … Continue reading

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Blog 3: Reuse

Looking back on our discussion in class last week, a take away that was on my mind, was recycling and the impact on our environment. We talked about how using old fabrics and creating them into something “new”. For example, using … Continue reading

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Blog Two: Sustainability in the Future

In last weeks discussion we touched on a variety of topics. A main take away for me was thinking about where sustainability is going. In our discussion we touched on fair trade and how there aren’t a lot of stores … Continue reading

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