by Francesca Granata
Just in time for the summer weather, we are starting a new series on the many ways in which a number of people here in New York are working towards a more sustainable fashion “industry.”
Mae Colburn, a writer and textiles researched based in New York is curating the series. We thought of starting close to home and thanks to my current position at Parsons we were able to get in touch with some of the most exciting researchers, designers, and educators working at the crossroads of fashion and sustainability.
Naturally we decided to start with Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, whose amazing work and teaching are truly re-structuring the way we think about fashion in New York!
We do hope this series might inspire you in your practice as a consumer, wearer, or designer/maker of clothing. And please do send us your comments and questions!