Fashion Snoops Print & Pattern Competition

Cecilia Oliva from Fashion Snoops alerted me to this marvelous opportunity for our students…  Fashion Snoops has launched a competition whereby students from around the world can submit original artwork with the chance of winning prizes.  Obviously, it’s great exposure for new talent.

Share this flyer (below) with your fashion and digital arts faculty!  Encourage your students to take advantage of this great opportunity!   All applicants MUST still be enrolled at school.

PP Comp Flyer

If you have questions, contact:

Lisa McCandless
Prints + Graphics Editor

39 W 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Office: 212-768-8804


The Textile Toolbox

The Textile Toolbox is a web platform, created by TED for  MISTRA Future Fashion, which explores the nexus between sustainability and profitability in the fashion industry.This open website is a global collaborative effort that draws on the expertise of researchers from an array of fashion schools, and it acts as a platform for designers, professionals and students to explore sustainable design, manufacturing, and consumption solutions.

Repair it yourself shoes

To understand the philosophical framework underlying the content housed on the site, click first on the “Approach” navigation link. Here you will find a description of the TED Ten, which are ten design strategies to inspire and drive sustainable innovation. The “Exhibits” section shows these principles in action with links to research and writings, and under “Resources” there is a growing list of well-thought-out lesson plans for all educational levels. The “Writing and Research” link takes you to the Textile Toolbox blog, which consists articles with bibliographies, as well as announcements. One recent announcement  of note is an open call to designers to submit sustainable design projects for the Textile Toolbox gallery that follow the the TED Ten.

I can see this wonderful site being used as as a substitution for for a traditional textbook in a class focused on sustainability. The videos, writings, lesson plans and leads to further research make it a rich resource for students, faculty and librarians a like. This is an excellent resource to add to your library’s research guides or pathfinders.

Exhibition: Metalling: Selected Jewelry by SCAD Alumni

Exhibition: Metalling: Selected Jewelry by SCAD Alumni

Place: SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

Dates: Oct. 16, 2014 – Feb. 8, 2015

Description: ” an exhibition of necklaces, bracelets and earrings drawn from a select group of alumni from the distinguished SCAD jewelry department.