Timo Rissanen

Parsons, Tide Educate Next Generation on How to "Design for Care"

DESIGN FOR CARE Part of the Parsons Festival, the garments are among a number of projects that the school says embody its “human­-centered approach to technology and commitment…

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From Farm to Fabric: Exploring Natural Fibers, Fashion Sustainability With Manufacture NY

On the last weekend of September, Manufacture New York hosted a two-day weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices. This event included hands-on…

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Join Ecouterre, Museum of the City of New York for a Discussion About Sustainable Fashion in NYC

Join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City New York on Thursday evening, September 24, for a spirited discussion about sustainable and ethical fashion in New York City. Yours truly will…

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H&M is Offering $1 Million for Best Textile-Recycling Innovations

H&M is looking to close the loop on textiles, and it’s willing to pay $1 million to anyone who can achieve it. Announced by the H&M Conscious Foundation, the Swedish…

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Parsons's Timo Rissanen: Stop With the Organic T-Shirts Already

“One thing that drives me crazy is when I get an email that starts with, ‘We are a start-up and here is our organic-cotton T-shirt.’ The fact that it’s organic doesn’t…

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37 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Orsola de Castro (Estethica, From Somewhere, Reclaim to Wear) 2. Judy Gearhart (International Labor Rights Forum) 3. Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition,…

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Win One of Two Free Tickets to GoGreen NYC's "Future of Fashion" Talk

Join Ecouterre at the GoGreen Conference in New York City on Thursday as we explore the future of fashion with Joyce Brown, president of the Fashion Institute of Technology; Sass Brown,…

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Fast Fashion is Here to Stay (So How Do We Work With It?)

ANTHONY LILORE (DESIGNER, RESTORE CLOTHING; BOARD MEMBER, SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER) Don’t be a hater. We, as a community, cannot knock people and/or companies for not doing…

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Kate Fletcher's "Local Wisdom" Promotes Clothing as Personal Narrative

What is Local Wisdom trying to accomplish? We’re trying to find ways to increase the uptake of some of the things that we’re seeing, some of the knowledge and wisdom that we…

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Have a Garment With a Story? Participate in a "Local Wisdom" Photo Shoot

WISE CLOTHING Nearly 30 percent of the average person’s closet sits unused and unworn for at least a year, resulting in $50 billion worth of neglected garments going to waste,…

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15 Eco-Fashion Books That Uncover the Garment Industry's Dirtiest Secrets

FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY: DESIGN FOR CHANGE by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change (2012, Laurence King) reimagines the complex fashion…

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You Can Finally Buy Loomstate's Student-Designed Zero-Waste Anorak (But Hurry, Only 10 Were Made!)

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre When Parsons student Andria Crescioni won Loomstate’s zero-waste challenge in February, she didn’t just receive accolades and the…

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How Can Fashion Designers Make Clothes Less Disposable?

Photo by Howard Lake The following is an excerpt from Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes (2011, Earthscan), edited by Alison Gwilt and Timo…

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