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About clcorbi

Hi there! I'm an apparel designer living in Brooklyn, New York, and this is my blog. I'm writing here about living my best life possible.

My Sustainability Journey–Final Thoughts

This Sustainability course was a very eye-opening experience for me. After finishing this semester, I would now define sustainability as “a way of living that is gentle—or beneficial—for both the environment and the people involved.” Sustainability means looking at what … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The 11th Hour”

Today in class we watched a video called “The 11th Hour.” The film called for drastic changes to take place in order to preserve the environment–and our place in it. By juxtaposing an array of scientific testimony, personal opinion, and … Continue reading

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Regional Clothing Design

In the article we read for class last Wednesday, regional clothing designed was mentioned as a new idea some large brands like Levi’s are beginning to implement. In class, we also discussed the difficulties and opportunities surrounding regional design–for example, how … Continue reading

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Closed-Loop Design

This week in class, we talked about cradle-to-cradle or closed-loop design. One idea that we talked about in detail was the concept that waste can create food, as seen in current closed-loop systems where, for example, waste from the apparel industry … Continue reading

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My Carbon Footprint–Christine Corbin, Student #3

In class Wednesday we were asked to use nature.org to calculate our carbon footprints. My carbon footprint is, currently, 17 tons of CO2 a year–less than the 27 ton average of American citizens, but significantly higher than the 5 ton … Continue reading

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Design Slam Thoughts

This week, we completed our first Design Slam in class. This was an extremely fast-paced but enlightening experience. The prompts given to each group covered a wide array of topics, and some–such as the topic my group got–were much more … Continue reading

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Designing for Wants vs Needs

Our discussion articles this week were focused on the subject of wants vs. needs. This is a topic which is particularly important to the Apparel Design industry, where fast fashion is so prevalent and wasteful. Humans have a hierarchy of … Continue reading

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