On April 24, 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. On April 24th Parsons Paris joined FASHION REVOLUTION DAY by inviting students to turn their clothes inside out, take a picture, and tag the brand and ask #whomademyclothes? The idea is together we will use the power of fashion to inspire change and reconnect the broken links in the supply chain.
In addition, Parsons Paris welcomed Kirsi Niinimäki, a Visiting Scholar in fashion, clothing and textile Research in Aalto University, previously a post doc researcher in Aalto University and a Visiting Research Fellow in TUe, Netherlands for a talk on Sustainable Fashion. Niinimäki’s research interest is to open a new holistic understanding for redirective and future-oriented design for sustainable consumption. In addition she is interested to find ways to renew business thinking behind sustainable fashion. Her doctoral dissertation FROM DISPOSABLE TO SUSTAINABLE: The Complex Interplay between Design and Consumption of Textiles and Clothing was completed in year 2011 and she is editor of the recent book, Sustainable Fashion: New Approaches, which covers new ground in design for sustainable fashion. She is published in Design Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production and Journal of Sustainable development.
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