This July, James Mendolia and Giusy Bettoni hosted a DESIGN RESPONSIBILITY: ECO-SMART TEXTILE WORKSHOP. Giusy and James’ welcomed the group to Milan during this week-long workshop. They challenged the participants to assess the current supply chain, as well as determine how to improve it in an effort to allow them to examine their role as emerging fashion professionals within future fashion systems.

Throughout the week, they introduced participants to innovative textiles and strategic communication needed to add brand value. The week-long workshop included a variety of learning activities, lectures, visits to spinners and weavers, as well as interactive discussions held at CLASS’ Materials HUB in Milan.

Several participants are currently studying fashion design and fashion business at Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Westminster, Domus Academy, Parsons and a recent Parsons Alum working in fashion.

“C.L.A.S.S. Education workshop was without doubt the necessary next step for my education in and pursuit of a career in fashion sustainability. Visiting the factories and mills in Italy, seeing the technology and fabric development firsthand, meeting key players in the eco-smart movement were opportunities completely unique to C.L.A.S.S. Education that expanded my knowledge, insight, and contacts. James and Giusy are the sources of knowledge when it comes to sustainability progress in the industry. My classmates and I made lasting connections while gaining an edge for our own voices in the conversation surrounding the future of fashion.” Says Anne Whiting, one of the participants

For information regarding CLASS Education’s Corporate Training, Professional Workshops and upcoming Student Workshops contact [email protected]

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