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As seen in The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator: Responsible Design Starts at the Design Phase

As seen in The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator: Responsible Design Starts at the Design Phase

November 28, 2017

Designers have incredible power to bring sustainability into each step of the lifecycle of their creations. Design decisions, fabric choices, and how brands market the use and disposal of their pieces each have powerful impacts on people and planet.

Part of what sets sustainable fashion designers apart are the hundreds of small decisions, each requiring deep analysis and thoughtful research, that go into creating a more mindful garment. And if it weren’t already challenging enough, many sustainable designers often have fewer options and resources at their disposal, which means making the wrong choices can have significant consequences.

As any sustainable designer knows, there is no product creation that can have zero environmental impact – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t strive for lower impact. One of the most sustainable design choices any brand can make is the longevity expected – and encouraged – for the life cycle of a garment. Thankfully there are many creative design options to mix and match from...

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