Designer, Lecturer, Pattern Cutter, Innovator
Anita Heiberg is a sustainable fashion designer originally from Vancouver, Canada, but now calls Berlin, Germany her home. She has her BA in Fashion Design and Technology from KPU in Canada, a PG Cert in Innovative Pattern Cutting from the prestigious, Central Saint Martins in London and an MA in Sustainability in Fashion from Esmod University, Berlin. She has over 10 years of experience as a designer and pattern cutter for her own eponymous label, numerous independent designers worldwide and most recently, also as founder of the crowdsourced sustainable fashion design platform - 13Dresses.com. She has nearly a decade of experience teaching pattern cutting and construction in Canada and most recently as Lead Lecturer in Sustainable Design and Interim Program Director of the MA Sustainability in Fashion program at her alma mater, Esmod Berlin.
Her mission is to leverage technology to accelerate sustainable social and environmental change in apparel production through consumer interaction, consultancy and open innovation. She has recently partnered with Lectra Deutschland, Galeries Lafayette and the European Institute for Participatory Media, as well as a number of independent designers worldwide – and is looking for new and exciting collaborations in the future.
What Is Pattern Cutting?
Interview with Christian Kruse on my technical approach to design.
13Dresses by Anita Heiberg
Presented at the Greenshowroom Salon Show Berlin 2014