Designing a Backpack with Seamly2D

Designing a Backpack with Seamly2D

Create a backback pattern with free & open source Seamly2D software Have you ever wanted to create and sew your own customized backpack? One of the fantastic users at the Seamly2D forum has developed a backpack pattern. Watch this video to learn more: But wait,...
KIMOWNO: Kimono Gown, renamed for Earth Day!

KIMOWNO: Kimono Gown, renamed for Earth Day!

“Happiness is the highest form of health.” Dalai Lama Earth Day has inspired us to rename our Easy Care Easy Wear patient gown to Kimowno . Stay happy, stay comfy, stay healthy. The COVID-19 crisis will be with us for a while, being prepped for home-care will help you...
Why Fashion Entrepreneurs Need Seamly2D

Why Fashion Entrepreneurs Need Seamly2D

When I first started working on Zuit, to make better suits for women, I was coming from the tech world with no background in fashion. I hired fashion consultants in NYC to help develop the product. I work in agile product development where we constantly iterate to...
So, yet another Fashion group?

So, yet another Fashion group?

Photo by Mariya Georgieva on Unsplash The Fashion Industry’s practices do not reflect the values of its producers or its consumers. Maybe you didn’t realise, but only Big Oil pollutes more than Big Textile. “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the...
Who the ^^! is the FFI?

Who the ^^! is the FFI?

Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash The Fashion Freedom Initiative (FFI) is a not-for-profit organization and is a member of the Commons Conservancy. This new organization exists to fund the development of open source tools so that designers and makers like you can...

Disrupting Fashion with Open Source

It seems we all agree, the Fashion System needs disruption and deep change. Yet it isn’t clear how to implement these changes. Will “better” consumer choices truly lead the industry to make all the needed changes? And how long will it take? What else can be done to...