Hey Apparel Design & Merchandisers! Check out this exciting New Interdisciplinary Climate Change Certificate! Our field of Apparel Design and Merchandising is a shockingly significant contributor to climate change contributing 10% of the world’s carbon emissions, is a top consumer of the world’s water supply, and damages the world’s oceans though microplastic pollution and maritime shipping. But…

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The Department of Defense is crowdsourcing! They have put a challenge out to the textile and design community to create a better bio-chemical suit. From the Facebook page: The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPOE-CBD) of the Department of Defense Armed Forces is inviting the textile technology and innovation community to…

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There are two more days to submit design entries to the International Textile and Apparel Association’s Creative Design Scholarship!  The ITAA is an organization of design students, teachers, and scholars and they are calling for “proposals to present original design work at the ITAA Annual Conference.” A great reason to enter, other than to show…

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Tonight’s the night!  Come see the culmination of all of the hard work of the SFSU apparel design and merchandising students this semester at Runway 2012: Defined. Sponsored by Goodwill, there will be a collection of repurposed garments, a body emphasis collection, and architecture inspired looks.  There will also be individual lines shown, including my…

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Tonight at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park: free preview night of Discarded to Divine! Discarded to Divine is a great San Francisco cause that challenges local designers to take old, discarded items and turn them into fabulous fashion, accessories, and home decor.  This is a free event that raises awareness for the…

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The final collections of SFSU’s 2012 graduating seniors will be on display May 3rd in the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center.  Each designer brings their unique and defined vision to this exciting show and collaborative collections have been inspired by nature, architecture, and the human body. There will also be an up cycled…

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Nine lucky designers from San Francisco’s Academy of Art showed their fall lines at Mercedes Benz fashion week in New York yesterday.  The designers are earning their M.F.A.’s at the Academy of Art either by attending classes in person or completing their entire degree online.  Designer Farida Khan completed her degree all the way from…

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The Designing a Difference fashion show on Saturday night was a huge success!  The evening began with a fashionably attended cocktail hour at the African American Art and Cultural Center in San Francisco.  While the models received their finishing touches backstage, the sold out audience was treated to the music of Kiwi Time before viewing…

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Come out and support local San Francisco designers this Saturday at 6:00 at the African American Art and Cultural Center!  My collection, “Stormy Weather” will walk the runway along with my collaboration design for Designing a Difference.  All of the featured designers are contributing unique and exciting looks so, don’t miss this opportunity to see…

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