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Fashion Farming: Peru Symposium

September 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo via WhyAlpaca.com by Grupo Inca.

Join the graduate students from FIT’s Fashion Design MFA program for an evening symposium as they present their findings on alpaca and vicuña fiber sourcing, production, and marketing in Peru. The research was compiled during a two-week field study course in Arequipa and Lima, where students explored the alpaca and vicuña industry from farm to factory to retail. Through onsite exploration and independent research, students were challenged to investigate the role of producers and their value within the supply chain.

Topics include:

Global Exports and Peru’s Economy
Social Impact: Ethical Manufacturing
Social Impact: Fair Trade
Raw Materials Origin and Processing
The Business of Vicuña: Global Worth
Knitwear Technology
Shearing and Fiber Processing
Garment Manufacturing New Technology
Peruvian Art on Textiles
Natural Dyes of Peru
Breeding and Animal Well-being
Peru’s Agriculture
The Sustainable Aspects of Vicuña and Alpaca

This event is free and open to the public; register here


Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States


Fashion Design MFA
(212) 217-4300