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The Cradle-to-Grave Pollution Cycle of a T-Shirt Published: 01.19.2017 at 8:28 am by Nancy Judd | 5 comments

The third in a series of blog posts about the true costs of the clothing we wear. In my first post, I explained that through preparing new work for ECO FASHION WEEK, I took a deep dive into the environmental and social impacts of our clothing. In the second post we explored the world of…

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The Story of Fast Fashion, Waste, and Pollution Published: 01.04.2017 at 9:01 am by Nancy Judd | 3 comments

The second in my series on the true costs of the clothing we wear. In my first post of this series on the price of fashion, I explained how I took a deep dive into the environmental and social impacts of our clothing through preparing new work for last year’s ECO FASHION WEEK. We ended…

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Happy New Year! Published: 01.01.2017 at 7:05 pm by Nancy Judd | one comment

As we transition out of 2016 into the new year, I want to take a quick moment to thank you all for your support and encouragement! Last year was a tremendous one for me, and included the completion of seven very diverse new sculptures, below is a quick review: BELLA Commissioned by Beacon Converters and…

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Eco Fashion Week and 81lbs of Waste per Person Published: 12.21.2016 at 8:37 am by Nancy Judd | 9 comments

The first in a series of blog posts about the true costs of the clothing we wear Ask me to make a dress from a pile of trash and the inspiration flows! Ask me to make one from “normal” fabric and…it’s not quite that easy. Thus, it was an unusual challenge when I was invited…

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On the Eve of Eco Fashion Week, My Huffington Post Message Published: 11.01.2016 at 2:36 pm by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

The video above was recently released by the Huffington Post about the work I do. It is part of an excellent series they are doing called RECLAIM: REDUCING THE WORLD OF WASTE . In this series, they cover positive stories across the globe ranging from smog vacuums in China; to Rob Greenfield’s story of wearing his…

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The Trash Man’s Suit Published: 10.23.2016 at 8:41 pm by Nancy Judd | 6 comments

The morning of August 15th I opened my email to discover a very nice note from a guy who wanted a suit for a 30-day project he would soon be starting. Now, I am contacted rather randomly with some interesting and remarkable requests, but this one caught my eye. A link was provided and I…

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The Heartbeat of Pacifica Published: 08.31.2016 at 11:19 am by Nancy Judd | 5 comments

I love most that first breathe when I step out of the car after a two-hour drive from Portland, OR and inhale the rich smells of Cascade Head. It’s a mixture of the salty ocean with the loamy earth. It is specific to this area where the sea meets the land at the mouth of…

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PDX Weather Advisory, a sculpture celebrating the Portland Airport Published: 07.18.2016 at 11:24 pm by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

One of my very favorite words is from Nepal: रङ्गी-चङ्गी; written in letters, raṅgii-caṅgii; and pronounced, rungy-chungy. This fabulous word (which does not have an English equivalent in my opinion) means crazy, multi-colored, splendid, fancy, exciting and fun! It was the design inspiration for one of my newest sculptures, PDX Weather Advisory, created for the…

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Two new Recycle Runway Sculptures on the way! Published: 03.18.2016 at 12:05 pm by Nancy Judd | one comment

This year has started off with a whirlwind of creative energy as I have been working on three very different and engaging new sculptures. On the heels of creating Bella, for Beacon Converters, (read all about this elegant bride on a mission), I am creating new works for the Nature Conservancy and the Port of…

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Bella: A Bride on a Mission! Published: 02.25.2016 at 5:11 pm by Nancy Judd | 14 comments

This winter I was commissioned to create a new sculpture called “Bella” by Beacon Converters, a company located in New Jersey that creates sterilization packaging for the healthcare industry. The sculpture is made from discarded Tyvek®, you might know the product because you’ve often seen the logo wrapped around new building construction, but the thin…

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