Sustainability Lab

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The BF+DA is redefining the apparel industry by integrating sustainable best practices into design businesses.

The Sustainability Lab (s.LAB) is our on-site sustainability resource center. In the s.LAB, we offer one-on-one consulting services for designers to create practical roadmaps to optimize the complete lifecycle of their designs in order to reduce human health impacts, ecological impacts, resource use, and incorporate ethical production methods.

For those unable to take advantage of our one-on-one consulting, we have developed the Sustainable Fashion Roadmap (SFR): an online, interactive tool that allows you to explore our in-depth research and life-cycle-thinking guides at your own pace.

Additionally, the s.LAB has an extensive, physical library of sustainable textiles with information about the impacts of different fiber types and a wealth of strategies to make your supply chain more transparent.

The BF+DA Academic Fellows are researchers working to push the boundaries of what fashion and production in the 21st century will be and are experimenting with new materials, processes, and ethical practices.

See this video from Inhabitat NYC that features our s.LAB.