Gallery: Levi’s, RISD Collaborate on Sustainable-Design Education

Levi Strauss, Levi's, Rhode Island School of Design, Paul Dillinger, Nada, Nada Grkinich, RISD, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, sustainability education

America’s No. 1 denim-maker is working with the Rhode Island School of Design to teach the next generation of designers to incorporate both style and sustainability. Nada Grkinich, senior director of Levi’s global footwear and accessories, and Paul Dillinger, senior director of Dockers color and concept design, will be conducting the five-week course alongside adjunct faculty members Suzanne Mancini and Jill Theirbault through RISD’s Apparel Design and Textiles departments. The instructors’ goal: to “circumvent the echo-chamber of the same-old design ideas, get feedback on new styles, and incorporate new thinking into real products,” Dillinger says.

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