June 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm (Uncategorized)

Using the technique of stop motion we have created a short film ‘The Life Cycle of A Dress’ with the intention of highlighting how sustainability is possible in the world of fashion and how we can re-use and re-cycle fashion garments in order to create a sense of sustainability in an otherwise throw-away industry. We chose to make a bright yellow dress the main subject of our film and documented its life cycle, the end of the film presents viewers with two choices to throw the dress away or to recycle it, the films message is clear and precise and leaves viewers with two options to consider.


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cycling- what a wonderful vehicle!

June 22, 2010 at 11:02 am (Uncategorized)

video made by Lenka

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The music reference

June 21, 2010 at 8:34 am (Reference)

Tosca (2006). Souvenirs – The J. A. C. Remixes [CD] Austria: G-Stone Recordings

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Invest in Coture?

June 19, 2010 at 1:32 am (Articles)

As far fetched as the idea may be for a group of students, i still kind of love the idea of investing more money into better quality (not neccessarily chanel!) garments that will last longer and stay classic. When we think about sustainable fashion we tend to think about goin back to basics and the environment, but classicly cut designer garments never go out of fashion. So rather than worry about the expense of the next ridiculously priced dress that you want, why not see it as an investment!

Charlotte Muscat.

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How about in 1904??

June 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm (Pictures)

All Photos:  Galina Minch

While I took my time to take photos of clocks for our BlueMarbleCollective project, wondering around I started to think again about memory!,  past, present, future. What were thinking the ordinary people in 1904 in terms of sustainable  – how far their objections were (how brave?). Well, we know, by  default they were more sustainable just because they were born in more eco-friendly environment. One simple example in terms of fashion –  in 1904 women still did not know other socks and tights than cotton ones. And what about the institutions in the past – how ‘sustainable’ were they? When the governments got involved in all those green-eco etc issues? Why the fashion houses got eco-friendly – is it fashionable, is it a trend, is it profitable, is it image making? All that questions, perhaps rhetorical questions..  The last photo is metaphor for forget-about-sustainable very mood. Just enjoy your coffee.

Galina Minch

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Eco-friendly solar vintage

June 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm (Websites)

From the Siggraph Fashion Show 2007, I would like to introduce another eco-friendly idea provoked by  my thoughts about how efficiently we use natural sources.

Collection of vintage accessories incorporated with solar cells, which cells are charged while outdoors during the day. At night the pieces transform into decorative ambient light for the home ( The project from Elena Corchero is quite creative and amazingly beautifully done.

Project: Solar Vintage, We Will Become Silhouettes

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Galina Minch

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is sewing ‘greener’ than shopping?

June 18, 2010 at 11:22 am (Articles)

Some people think that sewing is the dying voice of the past, but why? out there are absolutely fabulous fabric shops, which offer such a great selection of all sorts of fabrics… yes plenty of them are not organic, but still when you think about it, you just buy the high quality fabric, which is transported from only one country (mostly Italy, but some of them originate from Belgium, France or even from UK= travelling within the Europe). So this all means absolute fair trade, and huge cut on petrol. it probably does not have to be reminded how good this is for the environment… so get the sewing machines ready and create something original out of your imagination!


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“Self-sustainable” – conceptual works

June 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm (Websites)

The follow are few examples of conceptual works shown at the UnRavel: Siggraph 2007 Fashion Show, San Diego, CA.

Self-Sustainable Chair, project by Joo Youn Paek, is a dress made out of polyethylene, connected to shoes that pump air into an inflatable bubble attached to its rear part on each step. The dress slowly transforms into a chair with each step and holds the person to sit on it naturally. With his or her body weight the chair is slowly deflated and forms back to the original flat dress. Self-Sustainable chair is a conceptual garment that motivates users to consistently switch between walking and sitting as a loop behavior on the street. For more information about the project read here (

Self-sustainable chair

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Solar bikini – a solar film bikini that charges your iPod! (With a USB connection!) The suit is a custom made bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1” x 4” photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread (

Solar bikini

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The projects above made me think about how efficiently we use natural resources today and what could be done in terms of sustainable fashion and the most important to me – The Future of Sustainable Fashion (and not only in fashion).

Galina Minch

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How to promote the SF?

June 12, 2010 at 10:27 am (Pictures)


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Sustainable fashion=Good quality+Good design

June 12, 2010 at 10:23 am (Pictures)


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