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Summer Institute

June 16-19, 2014

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.

Schedule at a glance:

Day 1 Day 2
World Fiber Consumption
Life Cycle Assessment
Color Lab
Screen Printing Workshop
Alternative Fabrics & Fibers 
Sustainable Fibers in the Textile Supply Chain
Quality Assurance Lab
Zero-Waste Lab
Day 3 Day 4
Eco Fashion Design 
Cause-Related Marketing
Fabric Formation Knits Lab
Deconstruct Reconstruct Lab
Material Innovations
Digital Design and Production Lab
Understanding Jacquard Design Lab


Faculty News

Assistant Professor Suzanne Goetz of the Textile/Surface Design Department has been awarded the Evergreen State College 2013 Teacher Excellence Award. Incoming students to Evergreen State College were asked to nominate a teacher whom they felt made a significant impact in their education. Suzanne was nominated by an FIT graduate who is currently attending Evergreen State College.




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