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Globally Connected @ FIT: Protest Against Petroleum Fibers and Fast Fashion

March 31 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Prof. Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, and faculty advisor for the FIT chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) with Prof. Imran Islam, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, and FIT students Rebecca Dillenberger, Samantha Galanti, Alper Katranci, and Eylem Yazici in a conversation about the harm that petroleum fibers and fast fashion does to the world’s environment and therefore ourselves, and the actions we might take to protest against them.

Dr. Preeti Arya is an assistant professor in the Department of Textile Development and Marketing, and Faculty Advisor for the FIT chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). She teaches Textile Science, Textile Finishes, Textile Product Development, and Performance Textiles. Her PhD. is in Textile Science and Technology and her area of research interests are sustainability in chemical finishes, textile processing, performance textiles, natural composites, and closed-loop textile production systems. Dr. Arya has presented research papers at several conferences and is always willing to collaborate with academic researchers and companies encouraging research and developments. Dr. Arya is a strong supporter and spokesperson of sustainable products and practices in the textile industry.

Dr. Imran Islam has worked in the apparel industry in a variety of positions, and has published in the Journal of Fibers and Polymers, the International Journal of Innovation & Development Strategy, and others. Imran holds a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, a Master of Science and Master of Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Textile Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


About Globally Connected @ FIT

Globally Connected @ FIT is a series of 45-minute virtual discussions led by students, faculty, and alumni to advance global education at FIT in our world with limited mobility. The major themes are fashion, art, sustainability, racial equity, and life during the pandemic around the world. Hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Cultural Fellows, and the History of Art Department.

This virtual event is free and open to the public; REGISTER HERE.