PLAN TO END NON-SUSTAINABLY SOURCED CELLULOSE FIBER USE IN THE DESIGN CYCLE
"Innovation is applied creativity. Designers need to know personal practice, innovation techniques, and how to implement their ideas. This course teaches all three techniques through a combination of reflection, focused exercise, and the creation of plans. Each week, students learn one technique for idea generation along with one technique for sustainable innovation. Students reflect on their personal practices (e.g., how they reflect sustainability, what their best practices are, and how they can improve) and engage in ongoing dialog with fellow students to learn and critique their practices. The course projects stress multiple approaches to design situations, focusing on the design customer and implementation of ideas."
-MCAD Course Description
This report is designed to be used in a fashion industry setting as an educational tool and brainstorming guide to ending rayon in the supply chain. The report begins with general information on sustainable design, general information on cellulose-based fibers, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The plan outlines suggested steps for assessing the current state, the impacts of alternative fibers, and steps to implement the final plan.