Clothing and Sustainability: Your Carbon Footprint symposium

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00am

LSC Curfman Gallery and Behavioral Sciences room A101

Keynote Speaker: Hans Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design - The New School in New York City

Sustainability after Fashion: If fashion is be to be sustainable, we must ask ourselves what it is in fashion we would like to sustain. Taking a step back, it is time to rethink the way we reproduce fashion. Could we imagine a future where fashion is not only sustainable but designers also help consumers become fashion-ABLE?

Beyond the Label (BtL): To create consumer awareness, the Beyond the Label team from California explores how wearing sustainably made and socially responsible clothing changes global economics, global environments, and human health.

BtL T-shirt exchange: gives consumers an opportunity to exchange a gently worn t-shirt for a new t-shirt that is sustainably & ethically made with BtL “nutrition label” graphic printed on the front of the BtL T--shirt. Be sure to bring one of your old t-shirts for a healthy t-shirt!

Upcycling Lab: BtL experts guide participants in a 10-15 minute t-shirt recycle workshop, transforming tees into sassy bags and other re-imagined pieces.

The True Cost documentary: The True Cost is a documentary film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world.





3-27-17 to 3-29-17

9AM – 5PM

Denim Visual Impact

Curfman Gallery @LSC


9AM – 5PM

Poster Exhibit

Curfman Gallery @LSC


5PM – 6:15PM

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Hans Otto von Busch

Sustainability after Fashion



10AM – 1PM

Beyond the Label - T-shirt Exchange

Curfman Gallery @LSC


3PM – 5PM

Beyond the Label – Upcycling lab

Curfman Gallery @LSC


5:30PM – 7PM

7PM – 7:30 PM

The True Cost – Movie Screening

Reflection and Discussion





SoGES [Over]Consumption: The Culprit Causing an Environmental Crisis in your Closet GCRT