EDGE Africa, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Unknown Fact | Fashion’s First Black Designers

Fashion Unknown Fact presents a series of Fashion’s Firsts, as part of EDGE’s education content. Black fashion history is typically not part of the Western culture narrative from fashion institutions to fashion school’s curriculum.  It is unknown, or if known, overlooked.  EDGE recognizes the significant contribution Black fashion makers are to fashion’s history.

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With 25.5 billion pounds of USE-ABLE textiles thrown away each year (70 pounds per American), there is a lot of waste that can be prevented.

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We need to shift our consumption values so that the entire fashion system can shift along with it.

– RP Hill –

EDGE Market & News, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Unknown Fact – The U.S. Fashion Industry Employs More Than 1.8 Million People

The fashion industry—including retailers, manufacturers, designers and wholesalers—employs more than 1.8 million people in the United States. It relies on workers in a wide range of occupations, including fashion designers, market research analysts, graphic design artists, computer systems developers, patternmakers, sewing machine operators, retail sales workers, wholesale buyers, accountants and business operations specialists.The U.S. fashion […]

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How Important is Sketching in Design?

Tapping into your audience/client at key points during the design process can save you a lot of disappointment of the ‘big reveal’ at the end.  Consider this your focus group/feedback session. Sketches really help you “sell” your designs to the clients. – Icon Utopia Designers, the entire design process is of such meaning to your […]

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