2022 FIT Sustainability Conference

April 4, 2022

16th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference: Pathways to Impact

Excited to be part of the panel “Visions for Representation in Fashion” this Tuesday April 5th 12:00 – 12:45 PM (Virtual Live).

I’ll be conversation with designers Mimi Plange and Allison Ko. The panel will be moderated by Ariele Elia, Assistant Director of the Fashion Law Institute, Fordham Law; and Adjunct Instructor, Cultural Awareness, Design Responsibility, and the Law at FIT.



About the Virtual Sustainability Conference | April 5 and 6, 2022

FIT’s 16th annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, Pathways to Impact, centers on four core themes that highlight the intersectionality of sustainable practices. Over the course of two days, attendees will be immersed in keynotes, talks, and panel discussions providing pathways to Social Justice x Social Responsibility, Environment x Materials, Consumption x Waste, and Design x Business. The event will feature leaders in numerous facets of sustainability and emphasize the FIT community’s commitment to best practices in all its operations—including student projects, faculty and staff initiatives, and campus facilities.

  • Social Justice x Social Responsibility considers how our individual and collective actions can make an impact on society, with an emphasis on both people and the environment. Topics include representation within fashion and design, how designers use their work to help build community, and socially responsible sourcing of food and use of food waste.
  • Environment x Materials focuses on the ethical and environmental issues surrounding our choice of materials. Speakers will engage with the ways that action and accountability in material selection can improve quality of life, with emphasis on alternatives to plastics, less harmful fabric choices, and strategies for conservation.
  • Consumption x Waste emphasizes the importance of equitable and sustainable consumer practices. The interrelated events will reveal how technological innovations and creative business solutions can help us become more mindful, informed shoppers—ultimately consuming better and less.
  • Design X Business offers guidelines and inventive strategies for sustainable business practices, and emphasizes the importance of forming professional networks. Both existing initiatives and future concepts will offer ideas for how to begin working sustainably while also providing inspiration for what might come next.

About FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a global leader in education for fashion, design, art, marketing, and business. As an internationally recognized college, we are known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

For 75 years, our mission has been the same: to prepare our students for professional excellence and leadership in design and business. Our strong ethos of humanity, inclusiveness and values inspires a global perspective, engagement with community and commitment to Sustainability.