The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York will launch later this month a new series of lectures that address sustainable practices for the fashion industry. The Hand of Fashion will take place throughout the 2015-16 academic year, begins Monday, October 26 with “Sustainability and Fashion: Two Complementary Perspectives.
The lecture series brings together industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices, as well as friends and collaborators of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a UN program that connects and enables artisans in developing countries to work directly with top fashion brands on an ongoing basis. EFI founder Simone Cipriani will present the various aspects of sustainability in fashion through conversations with key industry experts, managers and designers. All the presenters have collaborated with EFI, and incorporate an element of innovation in sustainable fashion through their work.
The Hand of Fashion is presented by FIT’s School of Arts and Design and the School of Graduate Studies. The series kicks off with the following two conversations, which are free and open to the public:
Monday, October, 26, 5:30 pm, John E. Reeves Great Hall: Sustainability and Fashion: Two Complementary Perspectives - Simone Cipriani and Marie Claire Daveu, chief sustainability officer, Kering Group
Thursday, October 29, 6:00 pm, John E. Reeves Great Hall: Sustainable Materials and Artisanship - Simone Cipriani and Nina Almeida Braga, director, Instituto E
More information about the series here.