Category: Sustainable Sunday

Setlog in the news

By , October 27, 2013 10:01 am

Just how integrated the industry is now was underscored at our 9/27 program. Fashion generalists function better. Read more here: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=153762

Fibre2Fashion (October 11) reported that FIT’s Center for Professional Studies, in association with Setlog Corporation, presented Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain, a seminar held at FIT on September 27. The event addressed the issues facing global fashion brands and retailers who are under increased pressure to know more about every element in the supply chain.

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Are you curious about ethical fashion and sustainable sourcing and manufacturing?

By , October 13, 2013 10:02 am

This course will get you started and there will be AMAZING guest speakers!!

Materials and Eco Labels Photo by David Goldman/AP

Photo by David Goldman/AP

MATERIALS AND ECO LABELS – FASHION

2013 Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
http://www.fitnyc.edu/7390.asp

Course description:
The journey from raw material through processing, dyeing and finishing is complex. Sourcing raw materials, chemicals used in processing, energy and water use, finishing products and processes are just some of the considerations in developing sustainable textiles. This course will cover all the components and considerations of sustainable materials for fashion. It will cover the eco labels that pertain to materials in the United States and as applicable, worldwide markets and teach you how to evaluate these labels’ pros and cons. We will also touch on eco labels that apply to the packaging and labeling necessary for the retail environment.

Guest speakers include:

• Founder and Publisher of The Sourcing Journal, Edward Hertzman along with Editorial Assistant Tara Donaldson.

• Danielle Azoulay, Supervisor Product Compliance: PVH Corp.

• Rhett Godfrey, Coordinator- Sustainability Initiatives: Loomstate

• Prof. Nathan Fleisig, Expert in global supply chain, product safety, social responsibility & compliance issues. Brands include: Reebok/Adidas, Nike, Gap, AE, Justice, CLC, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and the US Olympic Committee.

 

Carmen Artigas teaches in the Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs certificate program.
You can follow her on facebook.com/ethicalfashionNY and twitter.com/artigascarmen.

Ibirori Celebration

By , December 12, 2012 8:02 am

A great networking opportunity for students interested in international development, African fashion and social enterprise.

Indego Africa IBIRORI 1212

Born Again Vintage

By , September 16, 2012 11:46 am

Check out this article and video of Instructor Bridgett Artise talking about vintage fashion and doing a sample reconstruction! Her classes are CEO 031: Building a Vintage Business and  SUS 016: Clothing Reconstruction.

Born Again Vintage article link image

 

Winds of Change

By , March 26, 2012 5:00 pm

FIT’s 6th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference
“Winds of Change: Making Our Mark on Sustainability”
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The John Reeves Great Hall
8:30am – 5:30pm

Bring your students to one session or attend for the whole day.
The conference is free and open to the public.
Register: http://www3.fitnyc.edu/sustainabilityatfit/conf_regist_form.htm
Schedule: http://fitnyc.edu/12190.asp

A Fashionista Shows How You can GO GREEN Just in time for EARTH DAY, April 22

By , March 25, 2012 6:53 pm


Discover Tips on Becoming More Earth Friendly While still Staying on Trend.

Shop til you Drop but lower your Carbon Footprint by Buying Vintage and Gently Worn Designer Pieces.
We will start with a Talk and then Head for a Walk to some of Emma’s Favorite Hot Spots.

 Join me on one of my upcoming tours.

1. Saturday, March 30, SXT 810 Fashion Market Update for Sustainable Products 55A 11 – 4 p.m.

2. Saturday April 28, May 5 SXT500 55B Star Quality Vintage Shop Talk and Tour 11 to 3 p.m.

3. SXT510 OL1 How to Really Shop Vintage: Local to Online Resources April 9 – April 27 Online

Go Green This Spring with FIT and Emma and help save your Planet.

Happy Earth Day!

Emma Sosa   www.EmmasVintageShop.etsy.com   www.VintageFitforStyle.artfire.com

Classroom Sustainability

By , February 12, 2012 9:12 am

All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things

By , January 22, 2012 7:56 am

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/all-that-glitters-the-history-of-shiny-things/

 

Sustainable Color

By , January 8, 2012 7:38 am

What did you do on the weekend??

On December 17 & 18, SUS 014: Sustainable Textiles: Sourcing & Direct Application students learned all about sustainable fabrics and fibers, how to dye them, and how to source them with Instructor Rachel Miller. Everyone walked away with beautiful colorful swatches and lots of notes.

It looked like educational fun, so I might see you in class this Spring!

 

 

Go Green this Holiday Season

By , December 18, 2011 8:23 am

This Season Give Back to our Planet by Going Green and Buying Vintage!

Wishing you a peaceful and loving Holiday Season.
Hope to see you soon, Emma


Emma Sosa teaches SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping, SXT 510: The Out-of-Towner’s Online Guide to Vintage Shopping, and SXT 810: “Going Green” and Staying Fashion Right- Earth Friendly Fashion Stores.


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