New Orleans needs to start taking sustainable fashion seriously, local designers say.
It’s an uphill battle in the world of fast fashion and trends that are often quick to fade, but it’s become her life’s work.
Maria Sandhammer was studying fashion design at the Savannah College of Art and Design 10 years ago and remembers a life-changing conflict with the administration.
She already entered school as a staunch environmentalist and students like her were eager to get into sustainable and recycled materials as a solution to fast fashion. But several professors didn’t see that as a viable alternative.