Fashion Institute of Technology

FIT Students Turn Algae, Fungi Into Biodegradable Textiles

BIOMATERIAL But alginate is typically used in sheets, a form that doesn’t lend itself well to fashion designers. Deciding to change the form factor into something more familiar,…

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Fashion Students Turn Cotton Muslin Into Compost, Apply It to Natural Dye Garden

LOCAL COLOR The dye garden was started two years ago as a pilot project to demonstrate that fabric dyeing, which packs a heavy environmental punch, could be done with specific plants…

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Don't Miss the "Hand of Fashion" Speaker Series at FIT

Illustration by Shutterstock Join the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Ethical Fashion Initiative as they launch “The Hand of Fashion,” a series of conversations…

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37 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Orsola de Castro (Estethica, From Somewhere, Reclaim to Wear) 2. Judy Gearhart (International Labor Rights Forum) 3. Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition,…

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Win Two Free Passes to FIT's Sustainable Fashion Symposium

Paying a visit to New York City next week? Drop by the Fashion Institute of Technology on July 10 and help kick off Connecting the Dots, a three-day symposium about the positive impacts…

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NYC Event: Full-Day Sustainable Fashion Symposium at FIT Tomorrow

Photo by CrOp by David Peck Ready to talk sustainable fashion? Chin-wag with the industry experts at “Sustainable Fashion: Fiber to Fabulous,” a full-day symposium tomorrow…

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VIDEO: Is Sustainability the Future of Fashion?

When the Afingo Fashion Forum asked Jill Fehrenbacher, our editor-in-chief, to curate a panel on sustainability and philanthropy in fashion in April, she jumped at the chance. The…

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U.S., Mexican Students Define Eco-Fashion in Objects and Words (Plus, You Can Turn Their Report into a Shirt!)

BUZZING WITH IDEAS Over the summer, the Museum at FIT challenged 10 students from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology and Mexico City’s Centro de Diseno, Cine y…

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NYC EXHIBITION: Eco-Fashion: Going Green (Museum at FIT)

The Museum at FIT presents “Eco-Fashion: Going Green“, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the…

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