The Sustainable Fashion Initiative is a student-centered effort to cultivate a zero-waste (circular) culture within the fashion program at the Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design.
Fashion’s Linear Business Model Does Not Work. We extract valuable, non-renewable resources and utilize energy intensive processes to manufacture textiles and clothing that are unused or used for but a fleeting moment. Waste occurs at all points along the lifecycle of our clothing and SFI is founded on the belief that if we change how we think about and deal with waste, we could change our entire relationship to fashion.
CONFRONTING THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE
WILL INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF FASHION.
A Future that is not linear, but circular.
Where value is not lost.
Where fashion does not pollute.
Where economies (informal and formal) prosper.
Where repair and reuse are not radical acts.
Where the labor is dignified and never termed ‘unskilled’.
Where designers work with joy and purpose.
Where Fashion Has A POSITIVE IMPACT.