Show What You Know
Eco-friendly designers must take several factors into consideration when designing clothes.
Now that you have learned more about eco-friendly materials and practices, reflect on what you have learned.
Answer the following questions on page 7 in your Engineering Portfolio.
- Which fabric material seems like the best choice to you? Give at least two reasons for your answer.
- Describe some pros and cons of using vegetable dyes versus low-impact dyes.
- How do manufacturing, packaging and labor choices affect the "eco-friendliness" of a T-shirt? Explain your answer.
- Some consumers are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products, and some are not. Would you be willing to pay more for an eco-friendly T-shirt? How much more?