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Apparel Design Student

My sustainABILITY

At the beginning of the semester, I did not expect to learn all of the things that I have. When asked, “define sustainability” the first day of class, the only thing that I could think of was recycling. After attending … Continue reading

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Extra Blog – The True Cost

Monday April 11, 2016 On Monday, students presented L.O.L.A. shows over the topics of empathic design. One student discussed Nike shoes that were created for a teenager with Cerebral Palsy. The design of this shoe was very innovative and changed this … Continue reading

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BLOG NINE – VOLUNTEER

I loved Mark Swaine’s Reap What You Sew Generosity Project idea. Taking time out of his day to take his sewing machine on the streets to sew for others is an amazing thing to do. He is helping many people … Continue reading

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Blog Eight – Urban Agriculture

During spring break, I needed a new coffee mug. While at Target, I found a lot of different cups with different features. There was one cup that stood out to me. It was made of 100% recycled material and can … Continue reading

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Blog Six – Unthinking Things

Monday, February 22, 2016 “Skinning future textiles through living material technologies and electronic multisensory experiences” was an interesting article. This article discussed research about using more materials in 3D printing. This is something that I never thought about. “The ultimate … Continue reading

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Blog Five – Creativity and Commitment

Elora Hardy’s Ted Talk is very inspiring. I did not realize that bamboo could be used in so many ways. “Bamboo will treat you well if you use it right.” Not only is the sustainability in this project brilliant, the … Continue reading

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Blog Four – The Environment is Going to Survive

On Monday, we watched The 11th Hour movie. A lot of this film really opened my eyes to the problems that we are and are going to face. The environment is going to survive, and we are not going to. … Continue reading

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