2017 Positive Impact Awards in Pictures!

We had a blast at the 2017 BF+DA Positive Impact…

Lenzing To Debut Denim Refibra™ Collection by Adriano Goldschmied

New fabrics developed with Refibra™ branded lyocell fibers, one of…

POSITIVE IMPACT AWARDS: Our Climate Beneficial Scarf

In addition to all the amazing individuals and brands being…

VIDEO: The BF+DA on MTV!

Exciting to see the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator on…

Stephen Bayley on the War Against Branding

(Via Dezeen) This image by artist Mel Ramos, which features…

POSITIVE IMPACT AWARDS: Mara Hoffman Wins Brand Leadership in Advancing Sustainability

Mara Hoffman has won this year’s Positive Impact Award for…

POSITIVE IMPACT AWARDS: RiverBlue Wins Media Award

This year’s BF+DA Positive Impact Award Media winner is Canadian…

POSITIVE IMPACT AWARDS: Avery Dennison Advances Responsible Technology

If some 10 billion products in the apparel, accessories and…

EILEEN FISHER’S DesignWork Exhibit Showcases Zero Waste

Since 2009, EILEEN FISHER has taken back 800,000 pieces of…

NYC Designer Suzanne Rae Creates Fashion Collectibles

Suzanne Rae is a Brooklyn-based women’s ready-to-wear line inspired by…

Knitted Rooms at New York Textile Month

TALENT! is an ongoing exhibition series featuring graduate works from…

BF+DA Receives $500K From Brooklyn Borough

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recently gave $500K to…

VIDEO: How to Make A Dress

Made possible with a grant from NYC Fashion Made and Save…

Throwback Tech: The Cotton Gin

When we consider technology as it relates to apparel in…

Grammar Launches 5 Perfect White Shirts

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator based business Grammar just launched…

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

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

Sustainable Fashion Roadmap: Low Water Use Fibers

When thinking about low water use fibers, have you considered…

Algorithms Are Set to Replace Designers in the Fashion Industry

Quartz’s Marc Bain writes in “Amazon has an algorithm that…

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

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

Celebrate National Thrift Store Day (Today) With 15 Seasoned Thrifters!

Today is National Thrift Store Day! Join donateNYC in celebrating…

Sustainable Fashion Roadmap: Low Energy Fibers

How can you design a garment with low energy fibers?…

Texworld Looks to Water Conservation in Fashion Industry

In a recent seminar at Texworld on “Sustainability: Water Use,…

A Q&A With Mimaki on Environmentally Friendly Digital Printing

Mimaki USA is a global industry leader and manufacturer of…

Sustainable Fashion Roadmap: Anticipated Lifespan

How can you design a garment with materials and methods…

Leverage Your Creativity (and Uncertainty) to Design a Better Business

Here at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, the air…

VIDEO: What Makes A Citizen?

What makes you feel like you belong to a place…

Google Digitizes Fashion on ‘We Wear Culture’ Platform

“We Wear Culture” is a collaboration between Google and more…

INTERVIEW: Alder New York on Entrepreneurial Gear Shifting

Alder New York is an online retail shop and lifestyle…

Project Reefstone Uses Data-Generative Garments Showcasing Ocean Warming

Project Reefstone is a data-generative garment from Brooklyn Fashion +…

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a BF+DA Venture Fellow

So you are thinking about becoming a Venture Fellow at…

A 7 Shirt Capsule Collection, Made Locally for Transparency

A socially responsible fashion brand, Pause NY, is currently running…

Fashion Brands Let Their Sustainable Fabrics Tell a Story

Polyester, polyester everywhere, and not a stitch to savor? If…

The Circular Economy Requires Industry-Wide Collaboration to Succeed

Image: “Shifting to a circular system” panel with Ellen MacArthur,…

Futureworks Shops Opens Access to 9 Advanced Manufacturing Spaces

Prototyping in New York City just got a whole lot…

Last Chance Gallery Harnesses Neon For Endangered Animals

Last Chance is a benefit show that harnesses the power…

The New Denim Project Takes on a Circular Economy

The New Denim Project is a premium fabric line made…

5 Labor Rights Initiatives on International Workers’ Day

On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers and labor…

‘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…