Designing a Better Future for Fashion
Cuchifritos (120 Essex St., Manhattan)
Barter, registration required
Sustainable fashion is like making a u-turn with a cruise ship… This class is for independent thinkers that want to shape a better world. So what exactly is eco-fashion? In a world of fast fashion can we go slow? Can fashion have a positive impact? Do you want to know about the things you’re buying and how they’reproduced? If you are curious about ethical fashion this class will bring into focussustainability and responsibility into the design process. Learn about the impact of textiles on the environment, responsiblesourcing and manufacturing, zero waste practices, certification options and the supply chain. There will also be an introduction to fair trade, natural dyeing, working with artisans and rescuing endangered crafts.