fashion + accessory design, fine art, crafts, slow food, visual display + globetrotting. i am also a laughter-loving, over-sharing, baby-wearing mama + wife! so you may see quite the mix here - enjoy. [my designs are for sale on etsy!] ↓
(I took his Eco-Fashion &Under-Armour Project classes whilst attending Parsons last year.)
Great panel. My favorite notes are all about how sustainability isn't meant to stand out in it's own way (ie: as "crunchy granola"), but to end-up being out there because people love the design, and oh yeah, it just happens to be good (or at least, better) for the planet. Transparency is the next big step for most companies (Nau, Patagonia, Timberland, etc... are leading the way). Consumers want to be connected to a purpose and honesty - so sustainability cannot be stopped! It just doesn't need to be pointed to as the reason to buy from a line, rather, it's almost a "bonus." And closed loop really is happening already and more to come. That's exciting! Really good stuff from brilliant minds. Thanks James & Parsons!
After a dear friend of mine reminded me about Shawn Achor - I watched the TEDx video she recommended: HERE - I realized that I also own his book;
I am now nearly through it for the second time and have to say, it is truly worth reading and implementing. Want a more positive life outlook? Read it! Get it at your local library if you can or borrow it from a friend. Even purchasing it is definitely worth it.