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From Knitwear Technology to Lighting up Embroidery

From Knitwear Technology to Lighting up Embroidery

I was very excited to see the sustainability section of Keyhouse, being that my first love has always been the Earth. On the first day of Munich Fabric Start, I had the privilege to meet Yevheniia “Jane” Luchko, a knitwear designer studying with HTW in Berlin. I […]

Connecting Innovators and Industries at Munich Fabric Start

Connecting Innovators and Industries at Munich Fabric Start

While at Munich Fabric Start, I had the opportunity to talk with a lot of people and I noticed a common theme, the lack of communication between traditional fashion industries, and wearable technology innovators. The thing is long-standing fashion houses have yet to embrace technology implementation […]

What If We Could Trace Fibers From Roots To Retail?

What If We Could Trace Fibers From Roots To Retail?

In recent years, it has become more apparent how damaging the fashion industry is to the environment. Therefore discussions about textile standards, in terms of sustainable fashion, and the exploration of new technologies like the blockchain all sound very promising, but what if we could simplify the process […]

Sustainable Fashion: From Fiber To Fashion

Sustainable Fashion: From Fiber To Fashion

For quite some time the sustainable fashion community has understood the importance of reducing cotton products and recreating fabrics in a new way. For hundreds of years, the cotton industry has become a lifeline for most nations worldwide. Like any major industry, it has produced positive and negative […]

Our Little Piece of Phoenix

Our Little Piece of Phoenix

The Neighborhood Our home is located in the East Camelback area of Phoenix. Before our neighborhood was built in the mid-1950s, it was an orange grove. Some trees still remain around the homes, and often you’ll find signs saying “Free Citrus” for anyone who feels […]

Dig It! Gardens

Dig It! Gardens

Dig it Gardens is the cutest gardening shop in Phoenix. They host a wide array of indoor and outdoor plants for sale. As well as gardening classes, which are sometimes offered on the weekends. Recently, I attending a class to learn about raising indoor plants. […]

Fig Jam Love

Fig Jam Love

Fig Jam Experiment We have a fig tree in our backyard. This summer I finally decided to use our beautiful figs. Our tree produces thousands of figs every summer, which has always overwhelmed me. However, this year I decided I would try an experiment. Although, our tree […]

Theories and Predictions

Theories and Predictions

Theories on Culture Every culture has differences, as shown in Human, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Each individual has their own needs, goals, and hardships. Proving we all have the ability to create, to preserve, and to evolve. However, vast economic inequality creates winners and […]

Preserving Heritage Arts in a Consumer Industry

Preserving Heritage Arts in a Consumer Industry

Research Identity and cultural heritage are two topics I have been intrigued to research. I’ve wondered, how can we continue preserving our heritage in an ever-changing world? Especially, when it comes to fast fashion. I realized how relevant identity is after reading the work of Karl […]

Consulting in Toluca

Consulting in Toluca

During my undergraduate experience, I consulted with a heritage fashion start-up in Toluca, Mexico. I enrolled in Arizona State University’s Global Impact Entrepreneurship program, which is dedicated to furthering innovations for the developing world. So I had the opportunity for a consulting role. My goal was to brainstorm […]