MDes and Blog

Repairing the Linen Pants

Over the past few weeks I have been contemplating running an experiment on how long clothing lasts so when my friend called me last week in frustration stating, “I’ve only washed these expensive linen pants five times and they are completely shredded!! I don’t know what to do, I bought three pairs” I thought, “bingo!”Continue reading “Repairing the Linen Pants”

The Practice of Teaching

I am very grateful that I have chosen a thesis topic that I live and breathe every day. I think about what is appropriate, who I want to be received as, how comfortable I want to be every morning when I get up and get ready to leave the house. I go into the bathroomContinue reading “The Practice of Teaching”

The Texture of Attachment – What is My Thesis Exactly?

As one of the most impactful industries on our environment, textiles and the fashion industry dominate climate conversation but are still often overlooked as a serious field of study outside of an environmental response. We have been attempting to create a more sustainable textile industry by designing more efficient production, more environmental materials and campaignsContinue reading “The Texture of Attachment – What is My Thesis Exactly?”

Wild Rice – My Blackberry Basket – Expressing Emotion Through Weaving

Over the past 12 months I have been exploring feelings through textiles. This includes not only the feelings we have towards our textiles but the feelings we express through textiles. I have done a few projects that encapsulate different emotional states but they have largely been general emotional states I am feeling at the timeContinue reading “Wild Rice – My Blackberry Basket – Expressing Emotion Through Weaving”

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Did you know it takes about 2,700 litres of water to grow enough water for one t-shirt? Or that in North America we throw away 10 million tons of clothing every year! If these numbers don’t shock you they should. It is up to each one of us to challenge ourselves to be the solution. From the time I was very young I was always interested in making things, especially fabric things. As I got older I realized that my making had a direct impact on the planet. And moreover what I didn’t make often had a larger footprint too. Now in my second decade as a professional clothing designer and entrepreneur I have gone back to school to explore this existential dilemma to uncover what it’s going to take to make our textile industry truly circular. Join me on this journey.

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