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April 02, 2007

Suit created entirely within 100 mile radius of Philadelphia on Wired news

As a logical extension of the ethos that encourages us to eat food grown locally and in season, design educator Kelly Cobb proposed to create a man's business suit from material and labor found within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia. The article lets us see some of the consequences of our globalizing tendencies. The western garment and textile industry existed entirely in Europe prior to the industrial revolution. It has moved westward and southward across the Atlantic ocean in the years since, and has continued to move westward across the pacific ocean in the latter half of the twentieth century. The 100 mile suit is a thought-provoking project.

Posted by SWEAT at April 2, 2007 10:52 PM