This spring, The Sustainable Fashion Initiative at Princeton University presents the first annual PRINCETON FASHION WEEK, a three day celebration of sustainable design and design innovation. Lasting from May 3 to May 5, 2012, Princeton Fashion Week intends to facilitate partnerships and dialogue around a sustainable design philosophy. Bridging academia and industry, Princeton Fashion Week serves as a nexus for exploring how to harness the power of fashion to serve as a vehicle of positive change.
The Sustainable Fashion Initiative was founded by three students at Princeton University in the summer of 2011, with the purpose of promoting a socially and environmentally responsible understanding of fashion on campus and investigating practices that will enhance sustainability in the fashion industry as a whole. SFI’s team is dedicated to ensuring that the world’s clothing and accessories incorporate continued environmental improvement throughout the product lifecycle and benefit the communitites touched by the design process.
Princeton Fashion Week is an interactive platform bringing consumers, thought leaders, and industry insiders together to explore the sustainable design process. Events include a Sustainable Design Contest featuring student work, workshops and roundtable discussions, and a Sustainable Fashion Showcase featuring the work of established fashion brands and up- and-coming designers. Confirmed participants include Indego Africa and mccoll&clan, among others. Interested designers and attendees can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.sustainable-fashion.org for information on how to get involved.