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Northwestern University
Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly popular, but what does it mean to be truly sustainable? This story explores the challenges in the sustainable fashion industry and how different companies are navigating them.
Secondhand shop

Shopping secondhand — in person or online — is good for both the economy and for the environment. (Pixabay)

George Washington University
While retail is struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, secondhand shopping is booming. This is an unexpected win for sustainability.
The George Washington University
Plus size women are defaulting to fast fashion because sustainable brands won't make clothing in their size. Online thrifting is one solution, but it has a long way to go.

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.
George Washington University
The affordable and trendy clothing in your closet that from fast fashion retailers that is hurting the environment.

"Frau Fiber vs. the Circular Knitting Machine" (2015), by Carole Frances Lung. (Courtesy of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Archive)

Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
Fast Fashion / Slow Art, an exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran School of Art and Design, puts a microscope up to the intricate threads of our clothing culture.
Northwestern University
Medill's Emily Wong reports on several student organizations at Northwestern University which hosted an ongoing stream of pop-up used clothing sales throughout spring quarter.
gown made out of children's books

This is a gown that fashion designer Ryan Jude Novelline made out of children's books in a demonstration of sustainable fashion's potential on the runway. However, the same concept of sustainable, fashionable clothing can also be found in your local thrift stores. (Wikimedia)

The George Washington University
Sustainable fashion isn't just about organically grown cotton and hand-me-downs, but also the avoidance of "fast fashion" or supporting sweatshops. A sustainable shoe designer offers his insight into the industry.
George Washington University
This video highlights the dangers of fast fashion and highlights what viewers can do to become more conscious consumers.