My self-driven independent project to complete my BFA in graphic design focused on slow fashion. After researching the general concept for a semester, I synthesized my findings and defined it for myself. My definition is as follows: Slow fashion is a movement fostering change in the fashion industry towards greater ecological integrity and social good. It is a multi-faceted topic, but broken down to its most basic form means considering the following pillars: 1. Empathetic design + making  2. Ethical practices of recycling and consideration for waste  3. Garment care 4. Putting a wedge in fast fashion and ending mass consumption and 5. Consideration for sustainable materials and resources. I made 5 different garments (each with one pillar in mind) and used activity theory as a grounds for making a book and other projects to explain the concept further.




The Book