sustainable Product Development

auralis product development

If you don't make a mess, you don't have to clean up a mess... 

 Auralís tells her clients and students those words repeatedly and, that is exactly the type of approach she employs when hired to develop products sustainably.  The world is full of stuff that eventually becomes waste, that is why a sustainable product lifecycle approach, integrated with a circular economy model is the way of the future for new and existing fashion brands. Implementing sustainability on the design studio, the factory and the sales floor is a better way to make a profit and maximize capacity building and use of resources.  Contact us for a quick phone or Skype consultation on how Auralís can help your business implement sustainability principles in its supply chain, design process and at entire product life cycle.


Education & Training

Auralís also puts her hands on experience at the service of educational institutions providing bilingual curriculum consulting in the sustainability field as well as lecturing on ethical fashion, accessory industry, product development and sustainable product lifecycle.  For more information contact her.

The Fashion Institute of Technology

Auralis has been part of the Sustainable Design Entrepreneurship
Certificate at FIT, teaching Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Product Lifecycle since 2014.

Parsons New School for
Design

Auralís started teaching Accessory Industry and Product Development at Parsons in 2016. Incorporating sustainability, ethics and fair trade into everything she teaches.

Art Institute of New York City

Auralís teaches workshops and lectures on technology and fashion design with a focus on Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Excel.


DESIGN AND PRINT DIRECTION

Auralís has been designing prints, making flats and tech packs for all kinds of brands for the past 11 years. Wether is childrenswear, womenswear or menswear she can adapt her sketching style and ability to fit the brand's vision and aesthetic. 

*Please know that all of the projects shown on this website are from more than 5 seasons ago no confidentiality agreement has been breeched. We abide by the strict code of ethics and we will never share our client's work without their consent.*

KNITS

KNITS

WOVENS

WOVENS

LOUNGE/ACTIVE/SLEEP

LOUNGE/ACTIVE/SLEEP

CHILDRENSWEAR

CHILDRENSWEAR

ACCESSORIES

MENSWEAR

MENSWEAR

SWEATERS

SWEATERS

DENIM

DENIM


Ethical Writing

Auralís Herrero Lugo writes in English and Spanish for online and printed publications in Puerto Rico and outside of the island. Amongst them is Merodea.

Accesorios Éticos para Toda la Vida

Cuando se trata de consumir moda, mi motto es: Love it, Need it or Leave it. Comprar ropa y accesorios que van al vertedero en 2 o 3 meses es una pérdida de dinero y un despilfarro de recursos. Los accesorios los elijo no solo por su estética, sino también por su ética y longevidad en mi closet. ¿Cómo lo hago? Discerniendo entre varios factores: materiales, filosofía y practicas éticas de la marca, potencial de uso, y lugar de manufactura. Por suerte, la oferta de buen diseño con conciencia es muy amplia, y aquí les comparto mis favoritas para esta temporada.

Merodea: ¿Moda Soste-ni-que?

¿Moda ética y sostenible… qué es eso?  ¿Por qué la moda necesita ser ética? ¿Sostenible es lo mismo que sustentable? ¿No entiendo, la moda es moda… no? Así respondía la mayoría cuando en el 2009 contaba que había empezado una marca de ropa sostenible que se diseñaba y manufacturaba entre Puerto Rico y Nueva York. Fast forward al 2016, todas las marcas de fast fashion tienen algún capsule collection the moda ética, todas hablan de sustentabilidad en sus websites y “greenwashing” como un problema real.  ¿Cómo saber qué comprar? 

SERVICES

services-auralis-sustainability

We provide a range of print and fashion design, product development, manufacturing, education and training  services with a sustainability focus based our knowledge, experience and resources acquired over the past 11 years. We can consult with individuals and brands, big and small, at the idea stage or deep into their product life cycle. Contact us for a quick assessment and start your path to a sustainable product lifecycle.