C.L.A.S.S. Education’s very own James Mendolia spoke to a group of fashion design, industrial design and fashion marketing students from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He discussed the importance of design responsibility, as well as the designer and merchandiser’s integral role in understanding available smart choices when selecting fabrics during the creative process.
He engaged the students and faculty in an open discussion regarding the negative impact of textile manufacturing as she showed them alternative options to conventional textiles. James explained how the new innovations are developed through advanced textile technologies that now offer designers and merchandisers beautiful fabrics that provide significant reductions in CO2, water and energy.
The Universidad Anahuac students were given a hands-on opportunity to examine a wide-range of eco-smart fabrics from the C.L.A.S.S. Materials HUB. Many of the students quickly pointed out that they were impressed by the tactile and aesthetic fashion fabrics James showed them.
“Giusy and I are excited about this coming fall semester, we plan to speak at several universities in the US, Europe and South America about C.L.A.S.S. Education, as well as a new way of responsible sourcing. We are confident we will be able to encourage young designers and fashion decision makers to activate change”. said Mendolia.
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