Part of the course requirements are to record my thoughts and reflections on the readings and projects in the form of a journal/portfolio. I've chosen to record my thoughts through this blog! So over the next few weeks you'll see a lot of posts related to the course. I hope that you will find them interesting and insightful.
******However before I get into course related posts, here are a few bits and pieces that I've been meaning to share for a while...
- The Boston Globe did an interesting article on the best thrift stores in Boston: Bargain hunters, head to these Boston-area thrift stores for the best finds They leave a lot out but it's a good starting point!
- I recently discovered a new website called Fashion Change: http://fashioningchange.com/. It's just starting out, but their idea is to show you an eco-alternatives to popular fashions. They have this great concept called "wear this not that," which compares an eco-fashion item to am item from a popular brand. I also like this company because they explore all aspects of eco fashion from sustainable textiles, to fair trade, to up-cycling, recycling and zero waste.
|Great example of "wear this not that" from Fashion Change|
- I also discovered this nice article about Proxy Apparel: http://digboston.com/spend/2012/04/not-just-for-profit-proxy-apparel/ . As far as I've found, Proxy is the only eco conscious clothing company in Boston. They seem to be focused on accessories and ethical fashion, and I like how Proxy is interested in empowering women across the world. http://www.proxyapparel.com/