I wrote this article for Ecouterre after attending a presentation on the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of the deadliest workplace fires in American history. The talk focused on why the Fire is still important in the midst of recent workplace tragedies (specifically the ones that happened at garment factories in Bangladesh), and what this historic incident can teach us in our efforts to cultivate effective, fair labor practices within the garment industry and beyond.
I’ve been a longtime reader of Ecouterre, an online website dedicated to reporting about eco-fashion, sustainable innovations, style, and design. I wrote a post on Ecouterre about an ingenious portable clothes dryer designed to benefit individuals in wet climates. The contraption is called the X&C Quick Assembly Dry Machine and it won a prestigious international design award in 2013, theRed Dot Design Award.Read the full postonEcouterre! 🙂
It’s almost the weekend, hooray! Here are some links from the web that are getting me through the rest of this week:
Thinking about Halloween costume ideas? This mom dressed her daughter up as 5 historical, inspiring women and the result is super sweet and heartwarming – Upworthy
The smarties in the Psychology department over at my alma materfound that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine.Their research showed that Oreos triggered the same pleasure center of the brain as drugs do – CBS
I’m obsessed with National Geographic’s Tumblr blog: “FOUND”. I find myself getting lost in all kinds of vintage photo goodness there – Tumblr
A helpful guide from Well + Good NYC on what you should be thinking about when buying organic versus local produce – Well + Good NYC
Jessica Biel’s brother, Justin Biel launched his own line of eco-friendly, up-cycled burlap bags. The designs look cool but the idea doesn’t seem too unique. Meh – Ecouterre
This Kate Spade Saturday reversible/multi-wear wool mini skirt is so cute! –Kate Spade Saturday
I may just have to purchase this new, limited edition S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Hibiscus face mask along with my order for a bunch of their lip balms, which are still $1 each until the end of October – S.W. Basics of Brooklyn
Read about the designer who created the cute and versatile Android logo and some logo design tips – The New York Times
This inspiring memoir about Malala, the Pakistani girl who fought for women’s education rights, was targeted and shot by the Taliban is next on my “to-read” list – Amazon
Yoga inspiration from some cute bunnies – Pinterest
The blog,“Humans of New York” finally released a book compiling all the photos that depict the heartfelt, emotional, funny and beautiful people of New York City I’ve grown to love – Amazon
Recommended Fall reads from the Design*Sponge team and cool book-inspired designs – Design*Sponge
Last week, I gladly accepted a chance to attend the Go Green NYC 2013 symposium held at the CUNY Graduate Center courtesy of eco-fashion and sustainable design website, Ecouterre. (Thank you!) The Go Green NYC conference is an annual, nationwide conference featuring talks by experts and recognized leaders in the sustainability field with a mission to foster learning and empower attendees with greener solutions, strategies and tools. Read more about Go Green NYC here.
I attended the closing presentation called “The Future of Fashion: The Rise of a Global Movement to Design, Source & Manufacture Responsible Apparel”. I was giddy with excitement as I love fashion and design as much as I love learning about sustainable development.