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The Unfashionable Truth about Fast Fashion Live Panel

  • This event already took place in April 2023
  • 206 Greenberg Building (CRC)

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Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., professor of chemical engineering, The Cooper Union
Laura Sansone, B.F.A., M.F.A., assistant professor, Parsons School of Design | The New School
Sylvia Heisel, creative director, Heisel
Speaker bio(s)

Professor Davis is an expert in sustainable chemical process design - the study of how to model and create safe, efficient, and environmentally-friendly manufacturing facilities. He has published on identifying performance limits for networks of batch-wise (time-dependent) chemical reactors and on modeling and assessing the sustainability of corporations. His research work is currently focused on sustainability assessment, sustainable process design (the economic, environmental, and social impacts of manufacturing or energy generation facilities), bioprocess design, biofuels, and operations research.

Laura Sansone is a textile designer, activist, and consultant. She is the creator of NY Textile Lab, a design and consulting company that supports environmentally responsible textile methods, and regional systems of production. Laura is currently a Part-Time Assistant Professor of Textiles at Parsons School of Design. She has developed initiatives that bring NY designers and farmers together with the goal of creating a decentralized, regenerative textile supply network. Textile Lab’s NYS Regional Yarn Sourcebook is a collection of locally sourced and produced yarns that are intended to link apparel, product and interior designers to the regional network of farms and fiber processing mills. She is the founder of the Carbon Farm Network, a purchasing cooperative that connects designers to Climate Beneficial™ fibers that are grown on NYS farms practicing Carbon Farming on their lands. In addition, she has designed woven textiles for the following companies: Maharam, New York, NY, American Silk Mills, New York, NY and Burlington House Fabrics, New York, NY.

Heisel is a design lab for digital fashion, 3D printing and experiential fashion led by Sylvia Heisel, a fashion designer and creative technologist working with digital and IRL sustainable fashion. Sylvia consults, speaks and leads workshops on 3D printing for fashion, innovation for apparel brands, smart wearables, and new materials + manufacturing applications for sustainable fashion. She has been named one of the "25 Forward Thinkers Defining the Future of Fashion”, "Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech" and "12 Amazing People You Need To Know In New York Fashion Tech". Previously Sylvia was the designer and CEO of her eponymous women’s evening wear brand. Influenced as much by contemporary art and design as fashion, the line was carried in America’s best independent specialty stores for over 20 years and featured in every major fashion publication of that time.

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