Sustainable Business and Design Conference: Pathways to Impact
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 intensive days, April 5 and 6, virtual attendees were 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.
Virginia Bonofiglio, assistant professor, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, on fragrance shopping: “As the beauty industry embraced the wellness trend, fragrance took on a new role. Consumers learned that fragrances can do more for you than make you smell good.”
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, on fashion revivals: “I don’t think that nostalgia is really what motivates consumers, it’s just that they are more comfortable with entities or things that they recognize. Since they have already seen what fashion was like in the past (in photographs or movies), they respond better to those nostalgic designs than to more current-looking ones.”
Under the Umbrella
Under The Umbrella, an exhibition currently on display in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center is a curriculum-based project created by professors Anne Kong’s and Glenn Sokoli’s Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students. Working in collaboration with Rentbrella, an umbrella sharing company, the exhibition calls on the public to consider topics such as recycling, reusing and lifestyles that support sustainability.
The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
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