Partnership with Cornell

photo-2It’s September, that time of year where we wistfully say goodbye to summer and begin to shift towards the Fall. Really this just means switching to sweaters, boots, scarves and soups! It also is a time to take an introspective look at what we have accomplished as the year begins to come to a close.

For many, September means a return to the books or the final weekends at the cottage. I am happy to say I no longer have to return to class. I am currently just waiting for my thesis to write itself. I remain confident I will wake up one day and an eloquent masterpiece will present itself having been written in my sleep.

While we (the collective LB) may not be returning to class this Fall to learn, we are heading to Cornell to give a guest lecture. Not going to lie, giving a lecture at any Ivy League School makes me feel kind of grown up. I can officially check this off the bucket list!

We have partnered with the fabulous Dr. Tasha Lewis of Cornell to work on a project with a group of talented fashion students on zero waste pattern design. This September will mark the first meeting of the research group and we are very very excited to meet everyone!! We are looking to improve our manufacturing practices so that we can reduce the waste created throughout our production processes. To mitigate the waste we currently use scraps to make bags and bow ties, to stuff the pillows used on our factory chairs and are looking to begin a new jewelry line:)

However, we know there is ALWAYS room for improvement and working with Cornell could not have come at a more opportune time. We head to Ithaca next Monday and cannot wait see how this project will unfold.

Here is to a Fall of new beginnings, we couldn’t be more excited to slip on a sweater or in our case an up-cycled blazer:)



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