Dr. Preeti Arya, assistant professor of Textile Development and Marketing, has become a go-to source for journalists writing about performance textiles. She is an expert in textile composites and finishes, research and product development, and textile science and technology. At FIT, she teaches courses on finishes, fabric development, and performance textiles.
Within the past year, Arya spoke with Glamour about choosing sustainable fabrics, with Women’s Running about how to make athletic gear last, and with Sourcing Journal about the promise of antimicrobial finishes in medical textiles. For NBC News, she weighed in on eco-friendly weighted blankets, and for HuffPost, she discussed the damage done by machine-washing. She also praised the strength and drape of hemp for Hemp Benchmarks.
For more information, contact Arya.