Sass Brown and Soham Dave
Textile Arts Center (26 West 8th St., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP requested:

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic of Eco Friendly practices within the fashion industry with world-renowned Sustainable Design Expert, Sass Brown, and Nimet Degirmencioglu of the apparel line Soham Dave on October 28, 2011 at our NYC location! We’ll provide drinks, hors d’oeuvres and an exciting discussion with Sass and Nimet, as they discuss the current movement that is changing the face of the fashion industry!

Soham Dave is inviting Sass Brown to discuss furthering the movement of Sustainable Fashion, working to take this fast-growing industry to the next level. Sass is the Resident Director for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Originally from London, England, Sass established herself as a designer with her own signature collection selling in the UK and across Canada. As an academic, her area of research is in community outreach and ethical design practices in fashion businesses. She has published papers and spoken around the world on the topic of sustainable design, has worked and volunteered in women’s cooperatives in Latin America, and taught workshops to manufacturers and fashion enterprises in Peru. Her book, Eco Fashion, for British publishers Laurence King, is available in Italian as well as Spanish, and showcases some of the best expressions of eco fashion around the world.