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Scraps: Resource List
Online resources on sustainable textiles and fashion.
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Korean Patchwork
The functionality, aesthetic, and craftmanship of Korean Bojagi cloths.
Green Glossary: G for Greenwashing
Many fashion companies claim to be "green," but are they really?
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Make Do and Mend: The Art of Repair
Environmental and ethical reasons to extend the life of old clothing.
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Infographic: Where Do Our Unwanted Clothes Go?
What happens to all of our clothes after we no longer want them?
Green Glossary: C for Carbon Footprint
The term "carbon footprint" refers to the impact of human activity on the environment based on levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Infographic: Environmental Impacts of the Textile Industry
The fashion and textile industry is an intricate business. Do you know how it works?
Cooper Hewitt Short Stories: A Gift from J.P. Morgan
Last month in Cooper Hewitt Short Stories, we galloped through Sarah’s equestrian passion. In November’s short story, written by Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, the sisters receive an important gift to their museum’s collection from family friend, J.P. Morgan. Margery Masinter, Trustee, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Sue...
Green Glossary: B for Biodegradable
While natural and synthetic fibers are nearly 100% recyclable as long as they are not blended, not all textiles are 100% biodegradable.