Psychology studies, here I come

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Landfill Harmonic

This is one of the more inspiring things I’ve seen in recent weeks: a trailer for a documentary that is still being made, of a community in Paraguay that goes to show the ingenuity and creativity of us human beings. Enjoy! Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.Read more

H&M – thoughts

Installation by Derick Melander, 2011, at A + D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago Much noise has been made in the past 48 hours about H&M’s new initiative to begin collecting second-hand clothes from consumers. H&M has partnered with I:Collect to process the collected garments. H&M’s press release is here. Unconsumption rightly pointed to similar schemes by Marks & Spencer and Patagonia, and I would add Eileen Fisher’s Green Eileen to the mix. In typical fashion manner, H&M’s press release claimsRead more

Zero-waste at Lahti University of Applied Sciences

A couple of months ago I was contacted by Kia Koski, a Finnish fashion designer and lecturer at Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti, or Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Her students experimented with zero-waste, and I would say the results are astounding. Apologies Kia and students – it’s taken me a while to post. You can download a press release by clicking here. It’s heart-warming for me to see such an interest in Finland (Aalto have engaged with zero-waste fashion design, too), theRead more

100% Fashion

Event: “100% Fashion: Made in NYC by Students Who Care About Fashion and Social Justice”, organized by graduate students of the graduate courses, “Critical Fashion & Social Justice” and “Fashion Practices”, Friday, December 7th – Sunday, December 9th The Textile Arts Center, 26 West 8th Street From “100% Fashion”: We enthusiastically invite you to this innovative event organized by graduate students of ‘Critical Fashion & Social Justice’ and ‘Fashion Practices’ at Parsons the New School for Design. Presented in coordination withRead more