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Sustainability leader in fashion to speak

March 30, 2009

What are the existing and the emerging relationships between design, manufacturing, and environment? Colorado State's Department of Design and Merchandising has arranged for Shona Quinn, a leader in sustainability in fashion, to speak on the topic of industrial ecology in the fashion industry. Quinn has over 10 years of experience with fashion companies, including Calvin Klein.

Wednesday, April 1
7-8 p.m.
Clark Building, Room A207

Fashion and sustainability

Shona Quinn, sustainability leader for EILEEN FISHER INC. in New York, will be on campus as the Colorado State University Design and Merchandising Executive in Residence for 2009. She will speak Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in A207 Clark Building.

Quinn's talk is free and open to the public.

Professor Shona Quinn’s work is focused on the application of industrial ecology in the fashion industry, examining how the industry can increase profits through sustainable methods.  

Relationships between design, manufacturing, and the environment

Quinn is an authority on the subject of incorporating sustainability initiatives into production development, merchandising, and buying.  She has over 10 years of experience with leading fashion companies including Calvin Klein, Anne Klein and Federated Department Stores.

She has extensive sourcing experience, including travel to over 25 countries. Her research linking product development to sustainability initiatives is backed by her knowledge of core components of the fashion business – fabric research, product development, merchandising and buying.

Professor Quinn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. She is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she teaches Global Sourcing in Textile Industries and is developing a new course titled International Corporate Responsibility.

Special thanks to the Kotsiopulos Education Enhancement Fund for their support.

The Kotsiopulos Education Enhancement Fund, founded in 2000, supports outreach and experiential learning activities in the Department of Design and Merchandising.

Contact: Gretchen Gerding
Phone: (970) 491-5182