Sharon Rowe Tackles Tiny Businesses Going Big in New Book

Sharon Rowe tackles the big topic of small business and…

Texworld Showcases Sustainable Product Development for Designers

All the tools to decipher if a designer is ethical…

Allbirds Launches Sustainable Flip Flops & Goes Open Source

The Current Daily reports today that Allbirds has announced the…

TALKING TEK-TILES: How is Arduino Sustainable?

Arduino image, Chloe Falkenheim What is arduino? It’s more than…

World Cities Forum in Chengdu, China Harnesses Power of Creative Culture

World cities from 25 countries, including Deputy Mayors and senior…

In Our Resource Library: Flavia Amadeu’s Wild Amazonian Rubber

Flavia Amadeu is a Brazilian designer and social entrepreneur whose wild rubber samples…

INTERVIEW: Olivia Burca on the Future of Yoga & Interactive Clothing

Olivia Burca is a designer in sustainability and technology and…

26 Textile Books to Read Instead of Going to the 4th of July Barbecue

Summer is in full swing and while everyone else is…

How to Redefine Fashion & Tech in 10 Weeks in Brooklyn

Design for fashion’s future is being flipped on its well-coifed…

Op-Ed: I Am A Disabled Cyborg

On the heels of our recent Pizza, Beer and Ethics…

10 Fashion Industry Water Facts to Know for World Oceans Day

Did you know Friday, June 8th is World Oceans Day?…

COMPUTER 1.0 Explores the Industrial Revolution’s Impact on Textiles & Tech

What happens when you let two people, from two different…

BU Period’s Smart Sanitary Pad Helping Women Take Health Back

Vanessa Siverls is the developer of BUP Smart Pad, a…

DETA Creates Zero Waste Knitted Bathing Suits

This week, DETA Knitwear launches their brand new collection all…

BF+DA’s Make It Black Selected For Levi’s Collaboratory

Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator business Make it Black has…

Leather, Italy and Sustainability Gets Put to the Test

Volpi Conceria tannery All too often, these familiar claims are…

Four Rabbit’s Tyvek Jacket Embraces Zero Waste

Four Rabbit’s Tsunami Jacket on Kickstarter aims to throw the…

WPKN Talks Sustainable Fashion with BF+DA Director Deb Johnson

WPKN podcast hosts Sarah Jane Compton & Lindsay Crum discuss…

In Our Resource Library: Organic Cotton Colours

Visitors to the BF+DA s.LAB can learn how over 30…

The Circular Economy: Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag

BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson and BF+DA Production Director Tara…

Dana Bronfman’s 3D Printed Sustainable and Socially Conscious Jewelry

Dana Bronfman makes jewelry that tells many stories – of…

Celebrate These 9 Women Fiber Farmers on National Agriculture Day!

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is an organization uniquely…

#PressforProgress in the Fashion Industry This International Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day upon us, we look to storytelling…

2018 Redress Design Award Open For Applications

The Redress Design Award, now entering its eighth year of…

In Our Resource Library: Tricots Liesse

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BF+DA is Looking For a Space and Program Coordinator!

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator has just opened a…

New York State Awards Regional Economic Development Grant to BF+DA

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) has been…

(Responsible) Holiday Shopping with the BF+DA Design Community!

Fast fashion is a frustrating force to contend with that’s…

Go Ahead #MAKESMTHNG!

Today Greenpeace and our friends at Fashion Revolution launched an…

Fashion Mingle Builds Platform Connecting Over 100 Communities

Fashion Mingle is a New York City based fashion tech…

Responsible Design Starts at the Design Phase

“Up to 80% of a garment’s environmental impact is decided…

In Our Resource Library: Panoco Organic Cotton

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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

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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?

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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…