Creative Design: Professional

Be True

  • Donna-Marie Cecere (Framingham State)


A one-of-a-kind quality piece of artwork is an ideal way to exhibit couture techniques. My design embraces the idea that eco-fashion can be made more attractive by embracing the uniqueness of the design. Artisanship attracts consumers who dream of owning a piece of artwork while being executed from sustainable components. The foundation of this garment was constructed of sustainable textiles, such as wool and pineapple leaf fiber.  The remainder of my garment contains materials that were recycled from the House of Bianchi Company, where my grandmother worked for decades.  She rescued end of the bolt/run items from the trash and gifted them to me, because she believed that every textile contained a work of art. Her respect of these products being rejected, and the idea of not wasting goods set her up to be much ahead of her time.

Keywords: historical, conceptual, couture techniques, sustainability

How to Cite:

Cecere, D., (2020) “Be True”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi:



Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed