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The 4 Life Cycles of a Garment and Their Effects on People & Planet: A Lesson In Conscious Fashion

In Conscious Fashion Design There are four distinct life cycles of a garment to consider:

  1. Textile Production

  2. Garment Manufacturing

  3. Customer care

  4. Landfill

Each has effects on the environment and humanity. So how can we as designers and industry professionals incorporate more informed and conscious decisions at each touch point within the lifecycle of a garment to create Conscious fashion?

View our online workshop, "Bringing Consciousness into Fashion" led by Daniela Caine, Designer & industry pro. She walks us through the lifecycles of a garment, and how to look at the big picture. This is essential to gain an understanding of the process and the effects it has on people and the planet. Looking at the lifecycle in its entirety, she will share practical ways to increase your ability to help steer the industry into more conscious patterns.

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Circularity in Fashion Infographic

Workshop Take-Aways:

  1. Understand the bigger picture based on current industry and consumption statistics.

  2. Learn to design with the end In mind

  3. Understand the impact of each garment life cycle

  4. Empower the ability to make wholistic design choices

Take a peek at the replay of this class and check out our listing of other online learning opportunities to gain knowledge of Conscious and Ethical fashion. Become part of the conversation & connect with us directly through our online live sessions and Community Conversations. Meet our industry pros, ask questions, and level up your knowledge and connections to make an impact on the work you do. Included in this workshop is a takeaway PDF document.

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About Daniela Caine

Daniela Caine is a designer, breathwork facilitator, and core energy coach with a mission to increase consciousness and empower women and artisans across the globe.

She's a veteran of the global apparel industry having worked for such brands as Nike, Adidas, and Pendleton and she's the founder of Koryphae - a high vibrational clothing line for conscious women where she collaborates with global artisans, makers, and ethical production houses.

She believes that what we wear is not just a reflection of who we are, it's an extension of our energy field. As such it is in our best interest to wear Love not suffering.

This workshop is FREE for IFD Connect members. To learn more about membership and benefits, visit us here


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Hey there, lovely fashion friends! My name is Britta Cabanos, and I'm thrilled to have you here! 


I'm a 25+ year fashion industry design professional, and I'm passionate about supporting conscious designers, ethical makers, and sustainability. I believe that fashion can be a powerful force for good, and I'm committed to helping aspiring fashion industry pros make their mark in this exciting and ever-changing field. 


If you share my passion for conscious fashion and sustainability,  then you're in the right place. I offer industry insights, mentorship, connections, and resources to help you achieve your goals and make a positive impact in the world. Let's connect and explore the possibilities together - are you ready to join me on this exciting journey?

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Consciously & Ethically Designed

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About the Book

"Conscious design is a philosophy used at the Peterman Design Firm. We use it to create brands and products that restore and sustain our planet. The Peterman Method for conscious design is the culmination of Ian’s 15+ years working in product development and Jessica’s 20 years in working as a healer and studying regenerative technologies and tools for both people and our planet. Together, we’ve written this book to lay out a culmination of our combined experiences. Our goal is to help other people start looking at the world, and design, in a more conscious way."

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