‘Shoetopia’ Makes 3D Sneakers Biodegradable

Barbara Motylińska and Zuza Gronwicz’s biodegradable 3D sneaker According to…

BF+DA Alumna Blair Lauren Brown Launches Ethical Gold Collective

This Friday, April 28th, from 4:00-4:45 p.m., join Brooklyn Fashion…

How Evolutionary Instincts Drive Modern Day Shopping Behaviors

Fifty years ago most Americans bought around 20 clothing items…

7 Ways Textiles & Design Are Helping Refugees

In the face of the refugee crisis, many designers are…

Activist Frau Fiber Memorializes Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire With Installation

According to History.com, On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist…

The 2017 EcoChic Design Award Opens to USA

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition…

Microplastic Facts: Protect Watersheds From Apparel & Beauty Products

Riverkeeper, New York’s biggest clean water advocate was created to…

Is Neurocouture the New ‘Sexy’ in Fashion?

OpenBCI is a Brooklyn- based company providing open- source EEG…

INTERVIEW: RiverBlue Documentary Director on Denim Pollution

We caught up with Riverblue film Director David McIlvride, to…

SERIES: Part 2-The Social & Environmental Impacts of Standards and Certifications

We recently examined the relationship of standards and certifications to…

AUDIO-The Trump Effect: Immigration, Apparel Manufacturing and the Environment

Forum for the Future’s Sandra Seru and ITAC’s Kinda Younes…

Tabii Just, Caravan Stylist Studio & BF+DA at NYFW Pop Up Atelier

Tabii Just and Caravan Stylist Studio have partnered for a…

BF+DA Knitwear Apprenticeship Open!

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator has just opened a…

Top 10 Morning Rituals For Entrepreneurs

People perform morning rituals and can be very superstitious whether…

SERIES: Part 3-The Many Challenges of Fashion Certifications

We recently dove into the world of fashion certifications in…

2016: The Year That Politics Made Fashion Brands Pick Sides

You’ve probably had more conversations about Hillary Clinton and Donald…

Could 100 Tons of Cotton Equal a 45 Minute Flight On a 747?

It’s hard to wrap your brain around how much textile…

Rooted in Agriculture, Western Carolina Crosses Industries For Success

Sewing Field, digital collage,  2010, Libby O’Bryan Western North Carolina…

Truth+Consequences: The Experimenter

Image: Magnolia Pictures Truth+Consequences is an ongoing column by Brooklyn…

Support NYC Ethical Fashion & Design Pop-Ups This Holiday Season

The Ethical Writers Holiday Gift Shop at the BF+DA This…

We’re Hiring!

The BF+DA is growing and looking to add new staff!…

Adidas Uses Synthetic Spider Silk For Biodegradable Sneakers

According to Designboom, “Adidas’ Futurecraft has dedicated the past years…

10 Fashion Brands Innovating with Textile Waste

In a world of excess, innovation comes not just in…

U.S. Department of Commerce Awards $486K Research Grant to BF+DA

2016 Research Fellow Maddy Maxey, founder of Loomia. Photo by…

2016 BF+DA Positive Impact Awards in Pictures!

  We had a blast at the 2016 BF+DA Positive…

Ai Weiwei Fills NYC’s Deitch Projects With Thousands of Refugee Garments

Image: Designboom According to an article on Designboom, “Ai Weiwei’s…

(VIDEO) Kirrin Finch on Makers Row: Starting An Apparel Brand With No Experience

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Venture Fellows Kirrin Finch talk…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, Nicole Rycroft, Canopy

Canopy works with over 750 of the forest industry’s largest…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, Lyndsay McGregor of Sourcing Journal

With more than 55,000 readers, Sourcing Journal is the premiere…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, EILEEN FISHER’s Remade

As part of the Positive Impact Awards, we’re giving Remade…

SERIES: Part 1-How Helpful Are Standards and Certifications?

The 2013 collapse of Rana Plaza should have never happened,…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, Jill Dumain, Director of Sustainable Strategy, Patagonia

Jill Dumain’s titles at Patagonia have spanned positions in the…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, Jamie Bainbridge, VP of Product Development, Bolt Threads

Jamie Bainbridge is the VP of Product Development at Bolt…

INTERVIEW: Positive Impact Awards, Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

In 2010, Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway helped gather the top leaders…

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Oaxaca Stories in Cloth

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is hosting a special…

Post NYFW: The Success of Buy Now Wear Now

Looking back post New York Fashion Week at the success…

The New Fashion Business Model Opens For Indie Designers

I’m all about the New Fashion Business Model. Working with…

Can Connecting the Dots of Women in Fashion Empower Women?

If we could connect the collective dots of feminism sprinkled…

BF+DA People’s Choice Award Honoring Heritage & Craft: Nest, Indigo Handloom, NJAL

In our global quest for modernization, efficiency and productivity, we…

What If the Unworn Clothes in Your Closet Could Tweet at You to Wear Them?

In visions of the future, it’s often the machines that…

BF+DA Based Weaving Hand Reweaves PS1 Courtyard at Ace Hotel

BF+DA based business Weaving Hand is always up to something…

Call for Designers! Holiday Gift Market @ the BF+DA

Are you a designer or maker whose company focuses on…

8 Things to Remember As You Walk Out the Door to Start a Fashion Business

Congratulations. You’ve done it. After years of working late nights…

INTERVIEW: Teknikio Likens Wearable Tech to Zippers

“Wearable technology” is creating quite the buzz these days. Though…

QUOTED: The Falling of Fashionopolis

“But as the pillars of the inner temples of fashionopolis…

VIDEO: BF+DA Founder Deb Johnson Talks McQueen at FashTech London

Launched in 2014, FashTech has produced events and curated discussions…

NYC Fashion M.A.D.E. Awards the BF+DA a Knitwear Grant

A big thanks to a new NYC initiative, NYC Fashion…

Andrew Bolton, The Met’s Costume Institute Curator Embraces Future Fashion

(Image: Fashion Redef) In a Fashion Redef original interview, Adam…

Outdoor Brand Orin Lets Internet Decide on Price & Traceability

According to Tech Insider,for two weeks starting Monday, August 8,…

Friday 5: Five Stories That Changed The Way We Think About Fashion

Every week we put together our Friday 5 -five stories…

Rio Olympians Suit Up in High-Tech Apparel

Business of Fashion writes: “For the Rio Olympics, Nike used…

EILEEN FISHER’s Remade in the USA Closes the Loop

If you were to walk into EILEEN FISHER’s Remade in…

Op-Ed: America Leads the World in Textile Waste and Unwanted Clothing, Here’s Why

Americans rarely think about clothing waste because, really, what’s there…

Five Sustainable Swimsuits Ready for Summer Adventure

It’s officially Summer and my head is full of white…

Etology Embraces a Circular Economy For Fashion With Information Tech

Etology, a fashion tech company embracing circular economy principles will…

Friday 5: Five Stories That Changed The Way We Think About Fashion

Every week we put together our Friday 5 -five stories…

How To Talk To Your Teen About Ethical Fashion

I recently gave a talk about ethical fashion to 8th…

Investing in Teen Girls for World Population Day

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development…

Project JUST, Raising Funds to Support Research Into 100 Clothing Brands

Project JUST recently announced that it is raising $30,000 to…

BF+DA’s Unreasonable Women Launches The Retouchers Accord

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Venture Fellow Unreasonable Women, an…

Patagonia Announces Success with Fair Trade Program

Patagonia recently announced that Apparel workers who make Patagonia clothing…

Friday 5: Five Stories That Changed The Way We Think About Fashion

Every week we put together our Friday 5 -five stories…

Your Clothes Are Poisoning The Oceans

We’ve reported on how the fashion industry is impacting our…

15 Textile Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List

Earlier this year, we rounded up 10 fantastic textile books,…

Friday 5: Five Stories That Changed The Way We Think About Fashion

Every week we put together our Friday 5 -five stories…

Wearable Experiments’ Football Fan Shirt Connects Players to People

Wearable Experiments and Billie Whitehouse just announced the European launch…

Brooklyn Dyer Katrin Reifeiss Tells Stories With Color

Katrin Reifeiss Voyage Dress in Black Brooklyn natural dyer Katrin…

Bathing Suits the Price of a Latte?

As the weather warms up and fast fashion chains keep…

Friday 5: Five Stories That Changed The Way We Think

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This needle is one of many used in our Cut & Sew department at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.
Heritage Traditions Become Contemporary Take on Luxury

Have many heritage traditions become contemporary takes on luxury? Yvon…

BF+DA’s Awl & Sundry Tailors Shoe For Seattle Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor

In a recent press release the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator’s Awl…

When to Shop, When to Not

It hit me recently that I’ve been covering ethical brands a lot…

Are Robots The New Seamstresses?

According to Business of Fashion, robots just might be the…

Fashion Innovation Alliance, Connecting Leading Voices in Fashion+Tech Policy

Based in Washington D.C., The Fashion Innovation Alliance serves as…

Fiber Producers Fight Climate Change With Carbon Farming

The concept of carbon farming in fashion has made waves…

Safety Wearables: Armor For the ‘Industrial Athlete’

The Crated, Strong Arm Technologies, and Bon Bouton by Flextra…

Lauren Slowik of Shapeways’ Ten Favorite 3D Scanning Projects

Lauren Slowik at the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator’s Tech Tuesday It…

New Patagonia Film Addresses Industrial Hemp Legalization in the USA

Patagonia states in a press release that in 2016 alone,…

Video: Pratt Fashion Senior Addresses Fast Fashion in Final Thesis Collection

According to the Pratt Institute site, fashion design student Margaret…

3D Printing’s “Pink Panther” Sets Stage For Talking Feminism In Tech

When you start poking around 3D printing blogs, marketplaces, websites,…

5 Reasons Fashion Brands (Not Their Suppliers) Need To Be More Responsible

Specializing in ethical fashion, Source My Garment is an apparel…

The High School of Art & Design and BF+DA Partner For Spring Fashion Show

The BF+DA recently hosted the The High School of Art…

10 Billion Items of Connected Clothing, A New Mine for Sustainability Data

Forbes writes that some 10 billion products in the apparel,…

Threadbare: A New Book About Fashion, Sex and Trafficking

“If the United States isn’t the birthplace of fast fashion,…

A&E Launches Color Identification Mobile App

Continuing its 125-year tradition in textile manufacturing, American & Efird…

Female Farmers Changing The Fashion Industry-Profile: Jeanne Carver

This interview is part of a series focused on female…

Is Clothing Made From Recycled Bottles Sustainable?

You might have noticed something popping up in the sustainable…

Dear Mom, When Did You Stop Caring Where Things Came From?

Dear Mama, Time is such a funny thing it really…

AEG and Not Just a Label Partner For Fabric Care Education

Image: AEG With news that thousands of plastic microfibers are…

5 Ways Designers Are Using Pollution For Good

Image: Bury Pollution Garment: Alex Tosti Today, one in eight…