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College of Design

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sustainable Fashion

Patagonia's Worn Wear tour is coming to Coffman Memorial Union. This event will feature a repair fair, a sustainable design fashion show, and a screening of the documentary True Cost. A new student group to the College of Design will have a table at this event. Caitlin Hartman, a sustainability club member, said, “We are going to focus on the fashion industry's negative impacts as well as educating people on what fair trade means.”

My fellow apparel design classmates are always looking for shows and design showcases to be featured in so we have more material for our portfolios. Having an unconventional or sustainable theme really challenges you as a designer. You have to think outside of traditional design techniques and try new things. I appreciate that the College of Design has opportunities like this that allow us to really push our creativity.

Apparel Design sophomore Stephanie Wang will have her unconventional project, a dress made of plastic, on display at this event as a visual representation of the environmental impact the design industry has. You can check out Stephanie’s dress and more unconventional garments at the Imprints Student Design Showcase Wednesday April 19th at 7 pm at the Weisman Art Museum