Recently heard Terry Gips on YouTube and appreciate his definition of Sustainability “ecologically sounds, economically viable, socially just, and humane”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw1C-YDn8Bo
This report on apparel industry presents the example of MAS Holdings, that holds up to Terry’s definition. Apparel industry needs to look as MAS Holdings and follow the model.
Thanks to Nancy Ngo of Pioneer press for sharing this (twitter.com/nancyngotc). Twin Cities businesses (“Stephanie’s” and “For Tonight” )provide opportunity to rent a dress. This is a practical and economic way to approach sustainability. I say economic as you are not spending an arm and a leg, and, practical because most of the times we do not want to repeat a special occasion dress.
November 8, 2013 at Express Yourself Clothing, St. Paul, MN
Look at what designers are working on:
Workshops on sustainability in cotton supply chain funded by Cotton Incorporated, June3-6, 2013 http://www.cottoninc.com/
Mother, daughter create prom dress of maps, Dr. Seuss books | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota. It is creative re-purposing of materials. It reminded me of St. Kate’s Apparel Design students and Terracycle collaboration.