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Small – A response to Resilient Systems & Sustainable Qualities by Ezio Manzini

For our third studio prompt we are to pick a paper, possibly assigned to us in another class and to produce a response for it. We are constantly reminded that we are designers and not to get stuck in the academic side too much but to also articulate the design portion of the response. OnContinue reading “Small – A response to Resilient Systems & Sustainable Qualities by Ezio Manzini”

Be Still – The Film

A few years ago I costume designed for Be Still the film. It’s finally making its debut! It was a challenging film to design for based on real historical people on what is officially called an Ultra-low budget. Most of the outfits were made by hand from scratch and what couldn’t be made was rented.Continue reading “Be Still – The Film”


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Did you know it takes about 2,700 litres of water to grow enough water for one t-shirt? Or that in North America we throw away 10 million tons of clothing every year! If these numbers don’t shock you they should. It is up to each one of us to challenge ourselves to be the solution. From the time I was very young I was always interested in making things, especially fabric things. As I got older I realized that my making had a direct impact on the planet. And moreover what I didn’t make often had a larger footprint too. Now in my second decade as a professional clothing designer and entrepreneur I have gone back to school to explore this existential dilemma to uncover what it’s going to take to make our textile industry truly circular. Join me on this journey.

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