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Not a sprint, but a marathon

From the beginning to the end of this semester my definition of sustainability and sustainable design has radically changed. Stepping into the classroom at the beginning of the semester I considered sustainability and sustainable design to be just simply giving … Continue reading

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Label Liars

This week was all about labeling. On Tuesday we read an article entitled Social and Eco-Labeling of Textile and Clothing Goods as Means of Commination and Product Differentiation. The article discussed the strengths and weakness of eco labeling. I found … Continue reading

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Does going Local only benefit locals?

This week we discussed being a “LocalMotive” or pushing the consumption of local products. Tuesday we watched a film that I did not find particularly relevant to this portion of the class, however I can see where it fits in … Continue reading

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From Negative to Positive

This week we continued to discuss industrial ecology primarily using waste as a resource. On Tuesday we read and article entitled Cradle to Cradle. I appreciate the over all picture of waste equals food but I also think this article … Continue reading

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Four times more… Really America

This week we discussed the Dimensions of Industrial Ecology or more specifically carbon mapping. As an apparel merchandising major we were required to read Apparel Industry Life Cycle Carbon Mapping. This reading was most composed of maps. I felt that … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

After learning about biomimicry I honestly felt stupid. Why had I never thought of this before? It’s GENIOUS! Nature has learned to adapt to just about everything, Not to mention they have don’t it without harming their environment or by … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see? You do? Thank goodness!

This week we finished our discussion on empathic design and opened a dialogue on design activism. On Tuesday we read Fashion and Sustainability Design for Change. The article showed how people are not pushing sustainability to its fullest and addressed … Continue reading

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Big Brother has some major insights in design

When Dr. Armstrong asked us to document our lives for forty-eight hours my first thought was that she wanted to play “Big Brother” for a day and spy on all of our lives however, there was a much bigger point … Continue reading

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Constant Consumption

Empathic design is a very hard thing to grasp. Empathy in itself is a hard concept to fully understand, and then when you add design and sustainability on top of that it all becomes a big ball of confusion. I … Continue reading

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Putting the I in Creativity

This week was primarily meant to begin our creative process and get us thinking in different and slightly unorthodox ways about sustainability. In class you asked us to think of a time when our creativity was discouraged in a classroom … Continue reading

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