Carolyn Shafer

Sustainable design is exciting, relevant, challenging and filled with opportunity. It goes far beyond choosing “green materials” and calls for true innovation.

I am creating a new resource center, called the s.Lab, for the BF+DA to integrate Life Cycle Thinking into the design process. My role at the BF+DA is to mentor Venture Fellows around their sustainability mission using my knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment Tools, Sustainable Design Strategies, and Environmental Impacts of various materials.

  • s.LAB Director, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
  • Director, Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) at Pratt Institute
  • Developed CSDS Resource Center
  • Project Manager, CSDS Industry and Research projects
  • Coordinator, annual Sustainability Crash Course
  • Master in Industrial Design
  • BS in Engineering Science (Mechanical)