California cities and farms | Cotton Diaries – from crop to cloth |

California cities and farms  | Cotton Diaries – from crop to cloth |

A little update on the journey…
In San Francisco, we met with Lynda Grose from the California College of Art and the Sustainable Cotton Project http://sustainablecotton.org/and Akhil – Co-founder of Green Story https://greenstory.ca/…and then to the cotton farm!!!

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Stephanie Grose

Stephanie Grose

HCDE 498: Prototyping
Paper Prototype of Plant Nanny as a smartwatch application that syncs to the iPhone application.

0124 SVTAGS CLIP Sustainable Cotton Project

0124 SVTAGS CLIP Sustainable Cotton Project

Silicon Valley Technology, Art, Green & Sustainability (SVTAGS) talk show with host and Executive Producer Heather Durham. Episode guest is Lynda Grose from the Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP), an internationally recognized California-farm based program dedicated to changing the way cotton, one of the world’s most widely traded commodities, is farmed and marketed. They connect growers, manufacturers and consumers to develop a Cleaner Cotton™ supply chain in California’s productive Central Valley. Founded in 1996, SCP works with innovative growers to produce a high-quality fiber without using the most toxic pesticides and herbicides in agriculture. Lynda moved to California originally to work for Esprit as a designer.  The founder of Esprit was involved in using clean fabric, or more organic.  Heather heard what Lynda is doing with the Sustainable Cotton Project at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama tent at the Maker Faire, so she invited Lynda on the show. The SCP website lists three things they are working on Cleaner Cotton™ Field Program, Cleaner Cotton™ Marketing Program & San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project.  Some of these things overlap and Lynda is working on two of the three.

Clip of Yvés Behar, Larry Sultan, Lynda Grose

Clip of Yvés Behar, Larry Sultan, Lynda Grose

Excerpts of interviews with CCA faculty mambers: Yvés Behar, award winning Industrial Designer; Larry Sultan, world known photographer; and Lynda Grose, Accomplished Sustainable Fashion Designer. To see the Full video play the “About California College of the Arts” video.