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Diversify

There is really no good way to create material diversity. When one material is thought of as sustainable there is something that is put into light which makes it not. There are ways to make certain practices less harmful, such … Continue reading

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productive waste

To me it was very difficult to distinguish between cradle-to-cradle and biomimicry/industrial ecology. I feel like they are the same basic principles but go about it in different ways. Cradle-to-cradle went pretty in dept into how researchers and designers are … Continue reading

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Local Loyal?

This week was all about staying loyal to your local markets. I’m all for shopping locally and keeping money within my community, but not necessarily with apparel. Staying completely local within the entire production and selling process would be very … Continue reading

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Learning Made Simple

Why is it so hard for humans to realize the impact we are making on the world. We see charts, graphs, and documentaries, among other communication channels, that describe what our actions do, yet we haven’t changed our ways. What … Continue reading

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New products for a new age

As the generations pass the technology we use is become more and more complex. Because of this you would think that the products we use have to become more and more complex. But what it seems like is the products … Continue reading

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One Dress. One Year.

While continuing down the empathetic path towards design we took a small stop to reflect about needs of a consumer. Reading about needs this past week make me think about my personal consumption and slowly as the week went on … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass.

Stepping into the shoes of the customer is the job of the merchandiser. But obviously we aren’t doing our job if we have so many unused, defective, bad products in the market right now. What’s even the point of keeping … Continue reading

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