Fiber, Textiles, and Apparel Working Group
Co-convened by Kedron Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Kelly Cobb, Associate Professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies
The way we clothe ourselves is fundamentally unsustainable. Current systems of fiber, textile, and apparel production depend on water and other natural resource depletion, soil and water pollution, significant fossil fuel inputs and carbon emissions, and producer and consumer waste. This working group, jointly sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) and the Center for Material Culture Studies (CMCS), brings together faculty from across the social sciences, humanities, earth sciences, engineering, agricultural sciences, public policy, art and design, business, and other relevant disciplines to address the question: what would a truly sustainable fashion system look like and how could it be realized?
If you are interested in environmental sustainability issues, please join us for a kick-off conversation about the wide-ranging set of challenges facing the global apparel industry. (Regular meetings will begin in Fall 2022.)
March 18, 2022
12:30pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom Link will be provided to those who can attend