31 May '16, 6pm

A Pratt graduate designed her thesis collection to protest "fast fashion"

. A newly minted graduate of the Pratt Institute School of Design , Burton developed her senior thesis collection, in part, in remonstration of the retail strategy, which relies on an opaque ecosystem of high turnovers, bottom-scraping prices, and tenuous social and environmental standards to succeed. "Ultimately what drove me to make this collection is bringing more awareness to the fact that it's not just machines that are making your clothes; it's people," Burton said in a video about her process. "And that things have become so cheap and so fast that people assume that it's a machine doing all the work."

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/pratt-student-responds-to-fast-f...

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