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…

An Open-Source, DIY Machine That Turns Plastic Waste Into New Products

Image: Precious Plastic Upwards of 13 million tons of plastic…

‘Fashion Revolution’, A Poem by Alexandra Haines-Stiles

Who grew this cotton Who sowed the seeds Who spun…

BF+DA An Honoree For MAKINGOODESIGN Awards

MAKINGOODESIGN is a collaboration between Design With Benefits and AIA’s…

5 Easy Steps to Shop Smarter and Make a Huge Difference

On the morning of April 24, 2013, I was sitting…

Are Self-Cleaning Fabrics In Our Future? New Research Says Yes

Image: RyanMcGuire Almost a quarter of the water used in…

From Fungus to Fiber: Developing and Using Mushrooms to Make Textiles

Image: MycoTEX Forward thinking design innovation is showing us we…

Join Us Wednesday At The FashTech London Summit!

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

Live Chat on The Guardian: ‘Can Tech Give the Fashion Industry a Sustainability Makeover?’

Join experts from the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator, Patagonia, FashTech London,…

INTERVIEW: Shifting the Myths About Tomboy Dressing

Kirrin Finch is a conscientious clothing company, founded by Brooklyn-based…

The Textile Industry Looks to Tech for Revival

As the textile industry looks to tech for a modern…

4 Reasons Indie Designers Should Get Onboard the 3D Printing Train NOW

In the not-too-distant future, there is no part of our…

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We’re developing a membership program and would love your input…

Is Mending The New Shopping?

Nudie Jeans photo: Emily Andrews Mending used to be a normal…

Is The Next Industrial Revolution 3D Centric?

TechCrunch writes: “3D printing is making its way forward in…

BF+DA Research Fellow Maddy Maxey Gets a Today Show Close Up!

The TODAY show just launched a special series in honor…

Sweden’s #Sharewear Hopes To Help Lower Carbon Footprint

According to Fast Company, VisitSweden and the Swedish Institute recently…

9 Female Farmers Changing The Fashion Industry

Image: La Rhea Pepper, Organic Cotton Farmer, Co-Founder and Senior…

Ex Feral Childe Designer New Fashion Director of Bespokery

While the fashion industry tries to figure out how to…

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The BF+DA is looking for a Receptionist! Could that be you?…

Evolving Fabrics Might Just Lead Fashion’s Tech Future

Lauren Bowker and her studio THE UNSEEN have come up…

Paper Clothing: A Look Back to Look Forward

Image via GOOD Magazine and Sera Lindsey Good Magazine writer…

Artist Libby O’Bryan Crowdsources A Blankets Worth

Image: Libby O’Bryan What is a product’s worth to you?…

Best Fashion Books of 2015

Colin McDowell of Business of Fashion shares what he considers…

Ghostworkers are Making Your Clothes

Marc Bain of Quartz writes  on “A huge underclass of…

One Stop Shopping: 20 Sustainable Fashion Sites We Love

(Mr. Larkin image) Fast fashion is a frustrating force to…

Project Just Launches Wikipedia Like Site For Transparency in Fashion

Navigating the unruly territory that is fashion and transparency is…

Mango Makes Fast Fashion Go Faster?

It seems like we are frequently made aware of fast…

Iris Van Herpen’s ‘Transforming Fashion’ Exhibit Launches in Atlanta

Image: Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios, Chemical Crows (2008) Fast…

Pictures! The BF+DA Positive Impact Awards

(Above: Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte, BF+DA Executive Director Deb…

Isabel Marant Trying to Claim Oaxaca’s Indigenous Designs

You read that headline right. Luxury fashion brand Isabel Marant…

Is Clothing Made in Prison Really Ethical?

Business of Fashion writer Kate Abnett writes: “Across England and…

Cotton Traceability Nearly Impossible Say Sustainability Experts

As more brands start to enter the traceability ring, they…

Positive Impact Awards: Fanmail, BF+DA Mentors Award for Entrepreneurship

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Carl Zimring, Pratt Design Educators for Technology and Sustainability

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Phelan, P.LAB Award for Design Innovation

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Adam Matthews, News Reporting on Sustainability – Feature

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Teel Lidow, S. LAB Award for Sustainable Strategies

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Lewis Perkins, Collaboration to Advance Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Aza Ziegler, Pratt Young Entrepreneurs Award

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Knitwear Embraces Tech To Create a New Future For Textiles

Tamsin Blanchard of The Guardian writes: “I am in one…

Positive Impact Awards: Madison Maxey, T.LAB Award for Technology and Apparel

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

‘Book of Clothes,’ Proto-Social Media Selfies from the 1520s

Image: Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum The Atlantic writes: “Though remembered…

Positive Impact Awards: Jasmin Malik Chua, News Reporting on Sustainability–Daily Coverage

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Cambodia’s First Protest Band Takes Aim at the Fashion Industry

Last month, we had the chance to sit down with…

Positive Impact Awards: Linda Greer, Industry Leadership in Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” Exhibit At Met This May

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is “helping the…

Positive Impact Awards: Caroline Kaufman, Pratt Young Entrepreneurs Award

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

The Wall Street Journal Explores Fashion’s Fair-Weather Supply Chain

The Wall Street Journal writes: “Even the biggest global brands…

Positive Impact Awards: EILEEN FISHER, Corporate Leadership in Advancing Sustainability

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Fashion Burnout? WWD Reports

WWD writes: “With its chaotic fashion weeks, torrents of tweets…

Positive Impact Awards: Andrew Morgan, Sustainability in Film

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Positive Impact Awards: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Pratt Design Educators Award for Technology and Sustainability

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s…

Do You Know Where Your Halloween Costume Came From?

MTV News reports: “Halloween is a money-maker. Though the holiday’s got…

CraftingPlastics! Fuses Plants, Craft and a Sprinkle of Technology

Image: Crafting Plastics Not Just a Label writes about Berlin-based…

Aurora James Goes to Africa to Change Cultural Appropriation Through T-Shirts

Aurora James was selected this summer for the Vogue/CFDA Fashion…

The Kansas City Factories That Once Made Our Clothing

KCUR 89.3 is the flagship NPR station in the Kansas…

Etsy Vs. Amazon: Who Really Cares About Entrepreneurs?

The New York Times writes: “Amazon has stepped into the…

Lucy Jones Engineers Fashion For Wheelchair Users & The Disabled

Diana Budds recently wrote this fantastic article for Fast Company….

INTERVIEW: Adam Mott, Sustainability Director at The North Face on Taking Initiative

“It’s a fine line to walk,” Adam Mott tells me…

The Antigua Project, A Design & Craft Collaboration

In May 2015, a group of 12 New York based…

VIDEO: Local NYC Apparel Production Houses Partner with High School Designers

Local NYC apparel production houses in Brooklyn and Queens partnered…

EVENT: You Are What You Wear-New York’s Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Trade

While the value of what we put in our bodies…

‘Cheap Chic’ Book Resurfaces From 1975 as a Modern Manifesto

The New York Times writes: “It was an imperfect, yet…

The Supima Design Competition Partners with Pratt Institute’s BF+DA

Lauren Nahigian for Supima (Supima photos) According to the Supima…

VIDEO: Dressed in Code With Zac Posen and BF+DA Research Fellow Maddy Maxey

WWD writes: “All over Manhattan designers are calling in their…

Savile Row Tailors Embrace Tech

Google’s Project Jacquard smart fabric Forbes writer Rachel Arthur writes:…

The Rag Yards That Make Money Out of Your Discarded Clothes

The New Republic writes: “The average American throws away 68…

NYC Fashion Students Weigh In On Muslin Waste

“ The hardest thing in the world is to simplify…

Toxic Fashion on Cover of Newsweek?!

Toxic fashion on the current cover of Newsweek? There’s enough…

VIDEO: Deborah Alden, Managing Director of the BF+DA at Tedx GrandRapids

Deborah Alden, Managing Director of the BF+DA discusses how a…

‘Wool’ From Slaughterhouse Waste: Cool or Creepy?

The Christian Science Monitor reports that researchers have pioneered a…

The Designer Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across…

Textile Plants Are Dhaka’s Water Problem And Solution

Water is becoming an increasingly hot topic world wide in…

Is Social Media Traceability’s New Superman?

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are helping consumers learn where their…

Grad Student Creates Entire (Soft) Fashion Collection With 3-D Printers

Danit Peleg, who recently graduated from the Shenkar College of…

For Indian Weavers in Varanasi, Help for an Endangered Craft

For Indian weavers in Varanasi, their craft is in danger…

Hate Planned Obsolescence? Consider the Fairphone

Some things wear out faster than others. Part of that…

Pope Francis Calls Global Capitalism a ‘Subtle Dictatorship’

The New York Times writes “Pope Francis does not just…

Plastic Trash Makes For Good Surf Shorts

Plastic trash is having its moment. We wrote recently about…

What’s The Price of Fresh Air in South Asia?

What’s the price of fresh air in South Asia? Environmentalists…

Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s “Dress Up in a Kimono” Event Considered Racist

ArtNet News writes that “protesters are up in arms” over…

VIDEO: Nervous System Uses Floraform to Create 3D Printed Designs

Designboom writes that ‘Floraform,’ a generative design project by Massachusetts-based…

Black Girls Sew a New (Eco) Summer Camp in Brooklyn

Black Girls Sew™says on their site: “Black Girls Sew™ is…

Adidas Sneakers Knit Entirely From Ocean Nets

Fast Co.Exist writes: “As engineers work to find new ways…

Francis Bitonti: 3D Printing Has ‘Become Incredibly Stagnant’

Francis Bitonti tells Dezeen: “The 3D-printing industry ‘is choking off its…