09Oct
By: Shahira On: October 9, 2019 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

Reducing consumption. We can hardly bear to think about consumption, let alone talk about it, not in the mainstream. But it is the consumer that ultimately drives the production/consumption cycles, and the moment the consumer decides to trade their money for goods or services is the most critical point,...

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18Aug
By: Shahira On: August 18, 2016 In: Apparel Design, Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

Originally presented to the Built Environment Emerging Professionals (BEEP) annual Lightening Talks event held in Portland, OR on May 19, 2016. This year’s theme was ‘How do you build diversity?’

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20Feb
By: Shahira On: February 20, 2015 In: Apparel Design, Built Environment Comments: 0

It may seem otherwise, but clothes are not cheap, easy to make, or disposable. Clothing design and construction is an extraordinary interdisciplinary display of art combined with the natural and social sciences. The processes require high levels of artistic and technical expertise, and intense consumption of a multitude of...

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