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Date: Friday, November 07, 2008 At 02:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Repeat Event: Every Day
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Parsons The New School for Design presents a discussion on the complexities and sustainability of “fast” fashion in the 21st century. In an effort to reinvigorate a tactile consumer experience, innovative designers are developing “slow” clothing that is built to last and ethically manufactured with a thoughtful approach to the creative process. This event is part of Parsons’ Rethinking Fashion series, which brings together fashion industry leaders to discuss issues of sustainability.Panelists include Hazel Clark, a leading design historian and theorist who recently published the book Slow + Fashion: An Oxymoron or a Promise for the Future?; Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge, an organization that partners with businesses, communities, and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices; Mary Ping, founder of Slow and Steady Wins the Race, a new clothing label that produces pieces made from simple, inexpensive materials; and Shona Quinn, Sustainability Leader for clothing label Eileen Fisher, Inc.Wednesday, November 19, 6:00—8:00 p.m.The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th Street, New YorkFree and open to the public. No reservations required.GENERAL INFO: For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/events or contact 212.229.8919.About Parsons The New School for Design Parsons The New School for Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive institutions of art and design in the world. Located in New York City, Parsons prepares students to creatively and critically address the complex conditions of contemporary global society. Combining rigorous craft with cutting-edge theory and research methods, Parsons encourages collaborative and individual approaches that cut across a wide array of disciplines. For more information, please visit www.parsons.newschool.edu