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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design Research Tip

Try using the following keywords when doing research on this topic in Databases and the VCU Libraries Search.


Fashion + Environmental aspects

Clothing Trade + Environmental aspects

Sustainable Fashion

Eco Fashion

Sustainable Fashion Films

Streaming Video


DVDs Available at Cabell Library. 
See Information Desk.

Sustainable Design Featured Resources

Use keywords like Eco, Sustainable and Recycled to find images and reports on sustainable fashion trends and materials in the following resources:

Sustainable Fashion Brands

Sustainable Fashion Reference Books

Sustainable Fashion Online

Environmental Impacts of the Fashion Industry Webinar

Environmental Impacts of the Fashion Industry

On Dec 9, 2020, VCU Departments of Biology and Fashion Design + Merchandising co-hosted a webinar with environmental toxicologist Linda Greer, Ph.D. Greer has been featured in Vanity Fair magazine for environmental advocacy initiatives including the “Clean by Design Program,” a business-friendly green supply chain approach that leverages production efficiency improvements to reduce the energy, water and chemical use in textile manufacturing while saving money. Greer is Senior Global Fellow for the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Skoll awardee.