CCA's Fashion Sustainability August Waste WorkshopPresentation Transcript
CCA fashion and sustainability cca.edu/fashion-sustainability
California College of the Arts Founded: 1907 Mission CCA educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts. The college prepares its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in fine art, architecture, design, and writing.
California College of the Arts Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
Historical timeline for Sustainability and Fashion at California College of the Arts 2000 Fashion Design Program, BFA Seminar and studio classes in design for sustainability, for undergraduates 2008 MBA in Design Strategy Business and Ecological literacy, for practicing designers 2010 Leading by Design Fellows and Certificate Program Business and ecological literacy, for professionals 2011 Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series and Certificate Program Ecological literacy, best practice and next practice, for fashion professionals
Sustainability should not be looked at as an expense. Frankly, it's not an option. We must turn our thoughts into action. Anthony Corsano, CEO, Anvil Knitwear Lexus...a leader in sustainable transportation, has now partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to create the Eco Fashion Challenge...with the intent of raising awareness and sowing seeds of sustainability within the fashion industry. Lexus and CFDA press release
Designers and creatives have been slow to get involved in sustainability. David Bennell, Executive Director, Textile Exchange, 2010
CCA Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series andCertificate Program Amelia Williams Director Has 28 years of experience in the fashion industry as a designer/entrepreneur. Founded Amelia°Williams Labels in 1996. As chair of the fashion program at CCA, has championed sustainability as integral to undergraduate fashion education and professional development. CCA Leading by Design fellow, board member Fashion Incubator, San Francisco (FISF). Lynda Grose Lead Faculty, Curriculum Has 28 years of experience in the fashion industry, with 20 years focused on fashion and sustainability. Co-founded ESPRIT’s ecollection in 1990. Has consulted across the private, non-profit, government and educational sectors to further design for sustainability in textiles and fashion, including with Patagonia, Gap Inc, Sustainable Cotton Project, Armenian Crafts Council, UNDP.. Co-author: Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change. Lyndsie Nash Lead Faculty Has over a decade of design experience, specializing in outdoor and performance markets, including Design Director for Mission Playground and founder, Skip Stone Studios. Member: Environmental Traveling Companions, Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.
Current approaches to fashion and sustainability focus on issues in the supply chain and establishing terms of engagement for workers Product aesthetics and business models remain the same CCA champions cross-discipline initiatives which result in more innovative approaches and diverse routes to sustainability
Current Communication Model in the Textile Industry The fashion industry is segmented, with each section viewing sustainability through its own incomplete lens.
CCA Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series and Certificate Program Communication Model Workshop participants work across disciplines to gain insights on handling the complexities of sustainability.
Workshop 2: Waste: August 4-6, 2011: Instructors Amanda Cattermole Director, Business Development and Innovation Levi Strauss and Co Mark Dwight Founder, CEO Rickshaw Bob Adams Designer, farmer, IDEO fellow Deborah Alvarez-Roderiguez President, CEO Goodwill Industries Earnest Callenbach Ecologist, author Timo Rissanen No waste pattern cutting pioneer And also with: Chris Lindland, Founder, CEO Betabrand
Workshop 2: Waste: August 4-6, 2011 Thursday: Principles of Sustainability Traditional Design Role/New Roles Business Models and Waste Lecture, workshop, panel discussion Friday: No Waste Pattern Cutting In Context: history, methodologies, sustainability Lecture, workshop Saturday: No Waste Pattern Cutting Workshop, critique, reflections
CCA Fashion and Sustainability Workshop Series and Certificate Program Atmosphere Intimate setting provides maximum opportunity to interact directly with speakers and to work one-on-one with workshop instructors
Sam Formo No Waste Jacket Hands-on workshops enable participants to apply the tools and skills learned
Reader and Books Included
CCA Fashion Sustainability Workshops Series and Certificate Program Inspirational speakers Information linked directly to fashion practice Direct exchange with speakers/workshop leaders Rich peer interaction Books/reader provided Practical tools provided List of resources Access to CCA and DMBA network
CCA Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series and Certificate Program PARTICIPANTS CHOOSE: -Professionals may earn a Certificate in Fashion Sustainability by successfully completing a number of workshops -Professionals not pursuing a certificate may take workshops individually WORKSHOP 1: Waste 3 days / August 4-6, 2011 WORKSHOP 2:Relational Businesses WORKSHOP 3: Material, Immaterial & Virtual Exact dates TBA for summer 2012
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