Love Letter #1: Sarah Krasley

You might have heard that the BF+DA is closing June…

SIRIS NYC Knitwear Channels 70s Graffiti

Siris NYC is a sustainable menswear apparel brand handcrafted in…

Pratt Institute’s 5 Year Experiment in Changing an Industry Moves On

After five years of experimentation and leadership in sustainable fashion…

Loomia’s Heated Smart Jacket Takes Chill Out of Summer

The LOOMIA H1 jacket is a heated jacket for the…

BF+DA in Oprah Magazine’s ‘Love the Planet’ Issue!

Thanks to Oprah Magazine for featuring the Brooklyn Fashion +…

In Our Resource Library: Singtex Makes Fabric From Coffee Grounds

SINGTEX®, is a sustainable manufacturing company making outdoor functional fabrics…

For International Women’s Day, ‘Feminist’ is Not a Dirty Word

Activist merch has been around for decades but in the…

#WearNext + Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular Joins Forces with NYC to Tackle Clothing Waste

Some of the biggest names in fashion are collaborating for…

BF+DA Research Fellows WearWorks Talk with TED & Dropbox on Pioneering Tech

TED Resident Keith Kirkland and his team at WearWorks use…

In Our Resource Library: Sustainably Harvested Wood Buttons (Made in Brooklyn)

Did you know that the oldest and largest manufacturer of…

The Great Fantastic on 3 Go-To Books For the Entrepreneur Wanting More

How can an active entrepreneur stay in the know about…

INFOGRAPHIC: BF+DA’s 2018 FABSCRAP Textile Waste Report

The BF+DA cut & sew room has been lucky to…

Samanta Cortes Launches Technical Embroidery Manufacturing at BF+DA

Of the 25 years Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s Technical…

23 Women Leading the World of Fashion Technology

These 23 women in the fashion tech space are making big moves in sustainability and beyond.

2019 Redress Design Award Open For Applications

Redress, the Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile…

‘Brooklyn Pledge to Accelerate Change’ Addresses Human Rights in Fashion Supply Chain

The Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) and…

Pratt Industrial Design Students Look to Knitting Technology to Curb Waste

Pratt Master of Industrial Design student project by Nan Zhou…

Kirrin Finch on Success and Making Gender-Defying Fashion

Image: Evan Robinson Kirrin Finch is a conscientious clothing company,…

In Our Resource Library: FARFARM’s Textiles From Agroforestry

FARFARM is a start-up growing ‘Textile Agroforestry’ in the Brazilian…

(A Holiday Reminder) The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to…

New BF+DA Associate Managing Director Richa Agarwal on Positive Change in Fashion

We are so happy to welcome our new Associate Managing…

Flint Fit Tackles Michigan’s Water Crisis Through Fashion

How can art and design work together to solve a…

BF+DA Research Fellow Russell Joye To Focus on Helping Dad with Parkinsons

BF+DA Research Fellow Russell Joye’s father Michael When BF+DA Research…

Master Craft Can Go The Way of the Dodo If We’re Not Careful

Ñaa Ñanga Colectivo Tijaltepec was born thanks to the support…

VIDEO: The Converted Closet Tours the BF+DA

Kate McGuire interviewing BF+DA Venture Fellow Grammar Kate McGuire OF…

CLO Teaches Apparel Design at BF+DA with 3D Garment Simulation

CLO recently hosted a 3-day Open Workshop at the Brooklyn…

Everlane Commits to No More Virgin Plastics by 2021

Direct-to-consumer brand Everlane has committed to be completely free of…

Rite of Passage Looks At Our Relationship to American Made Textiles

Photo by Matt Coch On October 20 and 21, 2018,…

Automation Leaves Women Garment Workers Vulnerable, A Video Game Aims to Change That

Image: Shimmy Upskill Technology has changed how we make clothing,…

Burberry Stops Incinerating Clothing Launching ‘Responsibility Agenda’

The South China Morning post recently wrote a story “Where…

Genetically Engineered Clothes: Forward Thinking or Harmful?

Can science make for a better fashion future? That has…

The Future of Leather is Fish Skin

According to Wired writer Katia Moskvitch, leather made from fish…

In Our Resource Library: Lenzing’s TENCEL™ x REFIBRA

Our Sustainable Resource Library at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design…

Hunting for the Uncommon with BF+DA Venture Fellow Dotted Line

Our newest BF+DA Venture Fellow, Annie Huntley of Dotted Line…

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…

27 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

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

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

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

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?…