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sustainable clothing

sustainable clothing

A few interesting groups have come across the desk lately…'s Versalette can be worn 30 different ways’s Versalette can be worn 30 different ways

Seamly is a U.S. company that specializes in using offcuts to design single garments that can be worn in as many as 30 different ways.

Redress is a Hong Kong advocacy group working to reduce waste and consumption in the fashion production industry. The group runs an ecochic design awards program, among other things.

Jeanologia is a Spanish company that specializes in eco-processes for textile production. This fibre2fashion article mentions a recent eco-award to Jeanologia base on a “garment collection produced with sustainable technologies such as laser, ozone and nano-bubbles.”

These organizations represent a range of tactics for tackling sustainability, but you (or your students) would probably have to do some research to identify them all.


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Green Infrastructure Competition

The EPA has launched its 2nd annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for college and university students. Student teams design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment. Although this competition is for US entrants, as always, consider using the format toContinue Reading

From Denmark: The Index Awards

If the road could talk to you, what would it say–Dutch Smart Highway by Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure. The 2013 INDEX awards were announced in Denmark recently and from 59 finalists there were several winning Designs to Improve Life. Rasberry Pie: a $25 computer for digitalizing the whole world Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan: pioneeringContinue Reading



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