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Summer Institute June 6-10, 2016

Sustainability and Textiles
New Models
Design, Technology, and Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

June 5-8, 2017 

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. 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 of fashion and textiles, 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 sustainable fashion, a vibrant industry that stands at the intersection of design, technology, and commerce.


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  • sustainability rankings
  • harmonizing certification
  • circular economy
  • perspectives on cotton
  • local fiber
  • bioengineering textiles

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