Author Archives: rachelgreen18

Innovation Is Priceless

My sustainability journey has been somewhat like a self-narrative by linking what I know about sustainability from the past, linking it to the present and applying it to my future in the apparel industry. Sustainability to me now is putting … Continue reading

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Adapting To Sustain

Material diversity was the main topic discussed this week. Fletcher described material diversity as not getting rid of bad or over used fibers, yet allowing alternative, more resourceful and efficient responsive fibers to flourish. Because materials are so widely used … Continue reading

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Body=Earth

This weeks reading emphasized the cradle-to-cradle approach through two material flows: biological mass and technological (industrial) mass.  William McDonald and Michael Braungart suggests adopting an bioneer lifestyle of leaving behind your leftovers in a helpful way! As nomadic cultures in … Continue reading

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“Green Around The Edges”

This week we were introduced to the next layer of sustainability: biomimicry and industrial ecology. This has been my favorite week of discussions because we are going deeper into the ideas of design and what it really means to be … Continue reading

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Churches & Parachutes

“Activism is a broad church” stated by Faud-Luke is a brilliant definition for our social responsibility if we chose a path of entrepreneurship. A social entrepreneur is to become aware of the power of transformation. To be active in this … Continue reading

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Fun Extras

The most gratifying thing of all is love. Love for yourself and others is and always will always be the driving force of nature. Loving yourself means caring about your wellbeing, making sure your NEEDS are met and coexisting with … Continue reading

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Creative Monster

Fashion is food for the creative monster in us. This week, we studied various approaches of consumption and how we decipher product attachment. Our material possessions, such as clothing, define who we are as a person. What we wear gives … Continue reading

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The “Perfect” Vest

How often can you have problems trying find the perfect garment? Everyone has run into this problem in someway at sometime. Not only does body shape play huge part into finding the perfect garment but so does price, aesthetics and … Continue reading

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The Smart Bird Gets The Worm

Getting on the optimistic train early will lead you to many positives throughout your entire life. Being realistic with a healthy balance of optimism makes you try harder also leading you to better health and lessens anxiety. With such a … Continue reading

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A Dark Horse. I call that karma?

How can we thrive in an environment that is slowly but surely caving? The answer is we cannot unless we educate the children on the playground that we call our planet. In this century we have become so dependent on … Continue reading

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