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Hessnatur – Humanity in Fashion Award 2013

We’ll post a reminder when the applications for 2013 open in a few weeks in April. In the meanwhile, all and any sustainability-minded students, this is something to keep an eye out on: the Hessnature – Humanity in Fashion Award 2013. The Humanity in Fashion Award is the design prize for green fashion. It recognizes […]

PAFS 1110- EcoFashion Sustainable Solutions

Global Sustainability Jam

The weekend of October 28-30 the Global Sustainability Jam will take place around the world. Here in New York City, Parsons and more specifically, the Parsons Desis Lab, is very much involved. Contact Cameron Tonkinwise (details at the NYC link above) if you want to be involved. You should!

Prof teaching Zero Waste workshop

Saturday, September 10th, Assistant Professor Timo Rissanen will be co-teaching an all-day Zero Waste Workshop.  The workshop will take place at The Textile Arts Center, in Brooklyn, NY. Click on the title to purchase your ticket or for more information on the Center. Zero Waste Fashion Design Weekend Workshop: Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan are […]

Wash Cold

In the Spring of 2011, seven students from Parsons Fashion Marketing and Communication Design programs enrolled in a project-based course in which they were given the task of promoting environmental responsibility via fashion-forward communication. The students shared a passion for sustainable practice within the field of design, and were challenged to create an industry  and […]

Volunteer: Mardi Gras Costume Making Workshop

Fashion Students and Faculty are needed to volunteer in a Costume Making Workshop for the Lower East Side Girls Club.  Assist revelers prepare their costumes for the Girls Club Annual Mardi Gras Ball.  Patricia Field will be judging costumes, and you are welcome to purchase tickets to attend the Ball, 21 years and over only. […]

Recycle Clothing Drive Results

During the last week of our Fall Semester, 2010, students in the School of Fashion participated in a “Keep your clothing out of the landfills” project.  We were able to collect 180 pounds of clothing in just one short week, and, recycled clothing through a partnership with Wearable Collections. A small donation was made as […]

AirDye & Parsons, Scene 5

This is the final post in our series, written by Fashion Marketing students enrolled in the special topics course. Introducing Laura Lopez December 15th, 3:30 pm finally came, the time for Fashion Marketing students working all semester on the AirDye project to take a stand in the spotlight. The palpable sense of nervousness combined with […]

Faculty Q&A: Larisa Iosilevich

Student designed zero-waste dress. Larisa Iosilevich is a Fashion Instructor at Parsons the New School for Design. In addition to teaching, she works as a designer, a pattern maker, and as a sample maker at Saxon Textile Corporation.  At Parsons she teaches construction courses, a design studio experimental course, as well as a fashion techniques […]

AirDye & Parsons scene 2

The AirDye and Parsons collaboration is moving along nicely. The three winning BFA designer students were announced: Katty Hoelck, Nelson Santovenia and Jovana Mirabile. The room was brimming with excitement upon seeing the works of these highly creative designers who all had very different interpretations on how to utilize the AirDye product and maximize its […]