Tara St James

Speaking: Ethical Fashion, Circular Design Thinking & Sustainable Textiles

Research & Development: Textile Sourcing & Manufacturing

Facilitation: Design for Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop

Leading: Circular Design Thinking & Sustainable Textile Research

I believe the people who manipulate the materials we use are just as important as the quality and sustainability of those materials. That has been a driving force in my business and personal life. As a fashion designer with over 20 years experience producing both domestically and overseas, I have developed a vast understanding of a variety of production systems and manufacturing techniques. My role as production coordinator and research fellow at the BF+DA was to facilitate designers’ experience through sampling and production, sourcing better materials and understanding their role in the larger system. This experience has provoke me to launch the Re:Source Library, a sustainable textile library, sourcing service and consultancy located in Manhattan’s garment district.

  • Founder, Re:Source Library
  • Production Coordinator & Research Fellow | Zero Waste Manufacturing, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
  • Founder & Creative Director, Study NY
  • Educator in Sustainable Design Certificate, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Head of Sample Room & New Development, Brooklyn Denim Company
  • Co-Founder & Creative Director, Covet

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