OSU to host Sustainable Textiles Symposium
On May 14th, Oregon State University will be hosting the Sustainable Textiles Symposium. Steve Richardson of Patagonia will discuss the environmental footprint of apparel. Becky Hurd of NIKE will speak about new production techniques. Jay Nalbach of NAT will be shedding some light on sustainable fiber development.
The Symposium will feature seven presentations from West Coast based textile and apparel companies and businesses involved in the manufacturing, dyeing, recycling, certification, labeling, and design of sustainable textiles. Two roundtable discussions will offer students and the community a chance to ask in depth questions of the speakers on sustainability issues.
The Symposium is made possible through a 2012 grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative of OSU and the Department of Design and the Human Environment (DHE).
All presentations will take place in the Austin Auditorium at the Lasells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis Campus. All Roundtables will be in a designated Ag room also at the Lasells Stewart Center. To see the full breakdown of speakers and details for the event please click here.
You can visit the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) here.
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