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My Sustainability Journey- It’s Only the Beginning

Thinking back on week 1 of this course and comparing it to today, I have gained a stronger understanding of “sustainability.” I no longer see sustainability as a word- it’s a lifestyle. Sustainable choices, in this time and age, could … Continue reading

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Meeting “The 11th Hour” with Skepticism

We’ve talked about quite a bit in the past week, but the topic that attracted my attention the most was actually our film today in class (“The 11th hour’). As I watched, I noticed the validity of it but was … Continue reading

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“Green” Dry Cleaning?

Earlier this evening, I went on a mission that all came from today’s in-class activity. The activity in class about the wedding dress really got me thinking about the care of garments, since multiple times in class today it was mentioned … Continue reading

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Extending the Life of Clothing

Thinking about the idea of having garments that never see the landfill is a pretty powerful concept. Can you imagine? Every time I think of garments being “disposed of” after use, immediately in my head I picture this one particular, … Continue reading

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Japan- Ahead of the Curve

Biomimicry this week was a very exciting topic for me. I had my LOLA show to present, but I was more interested in other topics of biomimicry (unfortunately not related to apparel and thus could not present). I had browsed … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Designing for Needs & Wants

Having both a snow day and a discussion about needs all in one week, I got to thinking about what constitutes a “need” and a “want.” Of course, needs are items that one cannot live without- food, water, shelter. But … Continue reading

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Probing for Insight

This week’s design probe activity was very relatable, and provided me some self reflection after the completion of the probe package and when the class activity was finished. I had read the discussion article a few days after completing the … Continue reading

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