World-Class Lessons on Zero Waste

12 years ago Stephanie Rosenbloom wrote an article for New York Times that featured my then doctoral research and the class I developed for Parsons on zero waste fashion design. I’d worked at the illustrious fashion school for eight months then, and I was unprepared for the attention that followed. Less expected outcomes were getting mentioned on a gay porn blog, although if I recall correctly, in posting a photo they confused me and a well-known Finnish theatre director alsoRead more

recent thoughts on fashion and sustainability

Often when responding to journalists (or students) via email, my rawest thoughts come to the surface. Even when those thoughts don’t make the cut to the final piece, they’re worth sharing, both for my own memory and in my hope that they trigger a reader’s thinking. Here are questions and answers from three recent exchanges with journalists, and one with high school students. The first of the articles was published in the student newspaper of The New School. — WhatRead more

What we should be talking about

Below is an edited version of my response to a recent interview request on fashion waste. I realise that my PhD on zero waste fashion design (completed in 2012 and conferred in 2013) and to some extent the 2010 New York Times article sometimes put me in a time capsule for people. It’s not a problem but this post aims to give some shape to my current thinking, in a relatively concise post. I hope it helps journalists and studentsRead more

Conscious Chatter

A few days ago I had a great conversation on zero waste fashion design with Kestrel Jenkins, founder of Awear World. The podcast is now available for listening. It was a joy to be Kestrel’s guest, as I’ve been a Conscious Chatter listener for a while – I joke that Kestrel is my gym buddy even though we’ve never met.  You can subscribe here: iTunes: bit.ly/ConsciousChatter Conscious Chatter: http://awearworld.com/consciouschatter/Read more

ZWFD at BF+DA Book Fair

On Sunday April 10th I will be joining an incredible panel of authors during a one-day book fair at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator to represent Holly and I with Zero Waste Fashion Design. I will have some copies to sell at the RRP $59.95; I will accept payment in cash and through Paypal. The BF+DA are giving away a copy of our book to one person who responds to their survey, so please take the survey! Location: BF+DA,Read more

Recap: Holly McQuillan at Parsons School of Design

Thank you everyone who came to the book talk on Thursday night; it was a packed house and Holly and I really appreciate it! Amazon now lists our book as the #1 release in Fashion and Textile Business so thank you to all who have purchased the book! Feedback is already coming our way and we welcome all of it. On Friday and Saturday Holly led a two-day workshop on zero waste fashion design with School of Fashion faculty atRead more

Zero Waste Fashion Design

The book Zero Waste Fashion Design is now out in the UK and will be released in the rest of the world in January. My awesome co-author, Holly McQuillan, and I, will do an event together in New York in February – stay tuned. We will also be at the Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting hosted by the University of Huddersfield, also in February. All feedback welcome! The book is available directly from Bloomsbury as well as Amazon.Read more