ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT FASHION DESIGN IN THE SUSTAINABLE ERA?

My ethical fashion summer course will get you started, and we will have amazing guest speakers!! Introduction to ETHICAL FASHION Fashion Institute of Technology, New York May 28, June 4, 11, 18 from 6pm-9pm My guest speakers this semester include: – Geraldine Mae Cueva, fashion e-commerce expert at Bonobos.com. – Anh-Thu Nguyen, a human rights lawyer by training and head of the We See Beauty Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to incubate and accelerate women-led, worker-owned cooperatives to drive large scale change. – Gabriel Gripo, Slow Fashion designer and owner GGrippo art+design store in Brooklyn. A hub for emerging sustainable […]

When technology intersects with fashion – you benefit.

There’s a new tech idea/website that’s been specifically developed for fashion designers (although other businesses can certainly use it).  It seems to be a cross between crowdfunding/sourcing and market testing.  Here’s how it works: A designer posts several new items from their upcoming collection – or variations on one item – for instance the designer could post one item in multiple colors to see which color is the most appealing. The customer, if interested in the item, makes a commitment to purchase it.  When orders reach a minimum number designated by the designer, then the customer is charged and the […]

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

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