In an effort to bring forests and trees into the immediate presence of everyday life, we are designing clothing that depicts botanically correct and aesthetically pleasing clothing. We have been working with artists and fabric designers to create clothes focused on the upper middle class adult market who would like to wear clothing that evokes the natural world. We will include information about the trees and ecosystems depicted with the clothing so that wearing and talking about the material provides an opportunity for education in the workplace and while socializing. We are currently trying to market the concept with prototype clothing to major retail and mail-order outlets that sell outdoor-oriented garments (e.g., Patagonia, REI, Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean).

Nalini Nadkarni
The Evergreen State College
Lab II 2259
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 867-6621
nadkarnn@evergreen.edu