Instructor Spotlight: Auralis Herrero Lugo

Auralis Herrero Lugo FIT Instructor Product Development Manager and Co-Founder of Retazo.Co Auralís is a circularity expert, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and educator with over 15 years of product development and small batch production experience specializing in integrating ethical practices within the fashion industry and its supply chain. She lectures on ethical fashion, circular product lifecycle and product development at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons New School for Design and at her alma mater Moore College of Art and Design. She also guests lectures at design universities in Puerto Rico, including Escuela de Artes Plasticas and Universidad del Turabo. […]

Instructor Spotlight: Liz Spencer

Liz spencer Self Employed Natural Dyer and Educator Based in San Clemente, CA, Liz Spencer also known as The Dogwood Dyer splits her time between Southern California and New York City teaching natural dyeing with the ambition to increase sustainable literacy & practices in the fashion and textiles industries. She has taught fashion, sustainability, and natural dyeing at Parsons the New School and continually teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a venture fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA) for a year and a half. She has years of experience foraging, growing & processing natural […]

Instructor Spotlight: Jason Torreano

Jason Torreano Executive Director, Inkululeko Jason is a social entrepreneur, grant writer and fundraiser. He is the founder of Inkululeko, an organization that serves motivated South African township youth with finishing high school and moving on to university or being equipped with a skill set to pursue a career upon graduation. In his role at Inkululeko, he developed mutually beneficial collaborations with entities around the world and created a fee-for-service model with U.S. institutions to assist with sustainability. He is a huge fan of social entrepreneurship, passionate people, his dog Adelaide (named after a small South African town in the Eastern […]