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Continuing on the Sustainability Journey

Throughout the semester, I have definitely learned that sustainability encompasses many different types of concepts as well as challenges. It is essentially all of the processes and ways that go into us humans living within our means here on Earth … Continue reading

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Green Buildings, Green Cities

This week made me see through some of the cracks in both the apparel and interior industries as far as being sustainable goes. I would not necessarily say I had an epiphany but my eyes were opened a little bit … Continue reading

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Livin’ La Vida Local

Last week in class, we focused on the concept of local- designing locally, producing locally, shopping locally. The video that we watched in class had many ongoing themes, one of which was creating jobs locally, which is beneficial to the … Continue reading

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Cancer-causing clothes!

The readings this week, in my opinion, were not only informative, but they offered a little bit of hope for the future of the textiles industry. I will start off with saying that while reading “Material Diversity” by Kate Fletcher, … Continue reading

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Mushrooms & Footprints

This past week in class we covered a wide variety of topics and information between the readings, the in-class activities, and the LOLA show presentations. One of the main things that I took away from the Carbon Mapping reading was that … Continue reading

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Walk a mile in MY shoes

I had no experience with or knowledge of what a design probe was previous to this week in class. When learning about what design probes are and what they are used for, it seems like they would be really helpful … Continue reading

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I’m going on a closet cleanse

While focusing on the topic of empathic design and emotional attachment to products this past week, I started thinking a lot about the products that I personally have an attachment to and for what reasons. I looked through my closet, … Continue reading

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