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From the Beginning to the End

This semester has changed my point of view towards it sustainability and opened my eyes to what I thought I knew. I started this course with a personal understanding of sustainability, that it was going green, but little did I … Continue reading

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Using Nature at its Finest

In this weeks readings we learned about material diversity and sustainable product services and how these items are used in the apparel industry. In the first reading Material Diversity talked about how cotton and polyester are the most used fibers. … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the Future

This weeks reading was one that was interesting and could apply to everyone. Cradle to cradle was very catching to me due to how a material is made and produced to return back to the biological cycle.  The item being … Continue reading

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Look at the Big Picture

This week we started in a new direction of sustainability: bio-mimicry and industrial ecology. We began to dig deeper in this direction with sustainability and with how to be sustainable in design. Bio-mimicry is using nature as a model.  Industrial … Continue reading

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Discovering Within the Mind

~This week we started off learning about a reading by Fuad Luke over design activism. Design activism means to be a social entrepreneur. This is also known as going against what is already created and to improve it to be … Continue reading

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The Need to Satisfy

This week we started off with reading Design for Change. This article talked about the Max Neef’s Taxonomy Matrix of nine human needs.  Designers can use this great tool to help them identify and clarify the fundamental social logic in … Continue reading

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Fashionista’s Perspective

With all that we have discussed in class this week this has been my all time favorite discussion. The reading and discussion in class has made me realize how I use my products. Depending on the product and the functions … Continue reading

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Seeing From Someone Else’s Eyes

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, follow their steps for a day and live their life. Would this give you a new perspective of what they do and how you could make their day better, this could change a consumer’s … Continue reading

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Where is the world heading?

Where is the world heading with sustainability? This is a big question that everyone is asking and pondering. It all begins with the media and is followed by us changing our paradigms on how we manage the world’s ideas of … Continue reading

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Shocking Matters

Sustainability is a topic I haven’t shared must interest in. Starting my journey in this class and not having an understanding of sustainability made me question what this course was going to be about and how it was going to … Continue reading

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