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Summer Institute June 6-10, 2016

Sustainability and Textiles
Systems Disruption
Design, Technology, and Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

June 6-9, 2016 - $845

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Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, panels, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. This year an optional fifth day has been added to close the loop on the conference in a mindful way, as well as add a full day of site visits to relevant industry locations. 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 is 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 sustainability and the business of fashion from corporate, SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) and educational 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.

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Monday, June 6 - Artisanship Tuesday, June 7 - Disruptors
African Design and Artisanship
Artisan Economy
American Craftsmanship
Boro Mindful Repair Workshop
Nuno Felting Workshop
Social Mixer
Challenging the System
The Hidden Price Tag
Cultural Appropriation
Iron & Plant Printing Workshop
Upcycled/Wovens Workshop
Wednesday, June 8 - Supply Chain Thursday, June 9 - Materials
MISTRA Future Fashion
Indigo Dye Workshop
Circular Speeds Workshop
Recycled Materials
Sustainable Denim
Future Materials
Growing Textiles Workshop
Circular Speeds Workshop
Friday, June 10 - Sustainable Excursions (SOLD OUT)  

Reflective Breakfast at Hanamazuki
Artemas Quibble
Manufacture NY
Social Mixer at Nudie Jeans