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

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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 Television to explore what “sustainable” and “ecology” in fashion means to them. The American students interviewed Alessandro DeVito and Lika Volkova of SANS, an eco-fashion label based in NYC, and Héctor Galván, the designer behind Omelette in Mexico, while the Centro students spoke with sustainability expert Cristina Balcazar, United Nations advisor for water and sustainability.

The publication includes a surprise: a pattern for a shirt, layered over the text, that allows you to wear what you read.

Social media played a large part in uniting the two groups. The Centro participants created three garments that embodied their definitions of sustainable fashion, while the FIT contingent shot the looks and reported their findings. You can download Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion: Going Green—an ancillary to the museum’s exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green—as a PDF, but if you choose to print it, the publication includes a surprise: a pattern for a shirt, layered over the text, that allows you to wear what you read.

+ Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion: Going Green

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