2015 Theme: Reinvention and Innovation
June 8-11, 2015
Registration is currently full. Spaces may open. Join the wait list.Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry, this interdisciplinary program will be important for designers, technologists, educators, and those involved in creation or production, as well as those seeking greater business and professional knowledge.
The presenters are thought leaders in the field who provide current information, hands-on experiences, and fresh perspectives. Sessions have a broad-based focus on the business of fashion and sustainability from both corporate and SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) viewpoints, giving participants from all areas of the fashion and textile industry an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and expand their outlook. A diverse range of offerings lets participants choose workshops suited to their own interests. They will leave with a new understanding of a vibrant industry that stands at the intersection of design, technology, and business.
» Textile Toolbox, an exhibition of Swedish fashion and textile design instructions from the future, will be on view during The Summer Institute.
Overview Program Schedule:
|Day 1 - Monday, June 8 - Sustainable Business
||Day 2 - Tuesday, June 9 - Traditional Textiles
|Designing for Sustainability
Sustainable Business Vision ; Eileen Fisher’s Vision 2020
Technology and Process Value Drivers Workshop
Natural Dye Workshop
Artisanal Weaving Workshop
Sustainable Business Models
Global Fashion Capitals – Special tour Museum of FIT
|Day 3 - Wednesday, June 10 - Sustainability Measures||Day 4 - Thursday, June 11 - Techno Textiles|
TED 10 Workshop
Rust Printing Workshop
|Brooklyn Accelerator visit
Fashioning a Biological Future for Materials