What is Sustainable Fashion? From using materials that are grown and processed using non-harmful techniques, to designing with durability and extended use in mind, sustainable fashion can take many forms. This exhibit features the student-run group, The Sustainable Fashion Initiative (SFI) which was founded in 2011 by Carmina Mancenon '14, Megan Partridge '14, and Jenna Rodrigues '14. SFI is dedicated to cultivating a culture of sustainability in the fashion industry that is grounded in the conviction of young consumers to live, create, and shop purposefully. Through its initiatives, SFI provides a platform of discovery for the campus community. Also featured are sustainably designed dresses and textiles, as well as products including Ubomi Bead jewelry and a FEED Project tote bag, which are made by companies founded by Princeton social entrepreneurs.
FEED Projects and Ubomi Beads are both made by companies founded by Princeton social entrepreneurs. Lauren Bush Lauren '06 cofounded FEED Projects in 2007. The company's mission is to create good products that help feed the world. Ubomi Beads was founded in 2011 by Angela Groves '12, Karen O'Neill '12 and Krystal Valentin '12 to promote women's empowerment and community development in South Africa.
Tabii Just zero waste designed dress (left) uses all raw materials to create garments and accessories. Soham Dave Asymmetric Ajrak Silk Dress (right) lined with 100% natural indigo-dyed cotton. Ajrak printing is done by hand with hand carveed wooden blocks in all natural dyes.
Soham Dave Asymmetric Ajrak Silk Dress is dress is hand made in India from 100% silk and lined with 100% natural indigo-dyed cotton. Ajrak printing is done by hand with hand carved wooden blocks in all natural dyes.
100% black organic cotton denim from Peru and apricot/grey 100% combed cotton from Germany. Two of the eight cloth featured samples from Source4Style.
Image from SFI's Verte Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 issue. Caption: Don't be alarmed: Fur is eco-friendly when it's vintage. Relish in this guilt-free luxury with heels and your most dramatic look - funky brights or classic black.