FIT in the News – December 17, 2021

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports selected highlights of news stories about the college and/or that quote the college’s experts. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below.

FIT’s Social Justice Center
FIT launched an unprecedented initiative to transform the lives and careers of people of color in the creative industries. Through a multifaceted, comprehensive approach, the Social Justice Center at FIT (SJC) is designed to increase opportunity and accelerate social equity for those whom the industry might otherwise leave behind.  A press release, distributed via PR Newswire, announcing the SJC, ran in over 325 outlets, in addition to a separate release from PVH that was distributed via Business Wire and a release from Capri Holdings that was announced on their its website; both included quotes from President Brown. Additional coverage included:
New York Times
Open Thread (New York Times Newsletter)
WWD (Italy) (Brazil)

The Parks Department of the City of New York partnered with FIT”s Design and Technology Lab, to design a T-shirt uniform for the Youth Sustainability Corps, a group of 30 high school students who will help defend the city against the effects of climate change — including flooding and heatwaves — by assisting with the design and development of green roofs in all five boroughs.

Non-irritating Fabrics
Ajoy Sarkar, professor, Textile Development and Marketing, on what fabrics to avoid if you have sensitive skin: “Any fiber that has good conductive and wicking properties are good for people who have different skin conditions.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

The Corset
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, on the enduring appeal of corsets: “There’s no question that whenever films or TV shows show corsets, it seems to trigger a new interest in corsetry in some sense.”

The New York Times

Sustainable Fabrics
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on sustainable fabrics: “These materials are being promoted for ecological reasons, but that’s not the same as appealing to practical improvements in people’s daily lives.”

Reinvention and Restlessness: 1990s Fashions
A press release distributed via PR Newswire  had more than 140 pickups including dozens of broadcast affiliate station websites of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.  Additional pickups included:

Additional coverage was received from:

Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

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