Sustainable Business and Design Conference: 2022 Pathways to Impact: Shaping a New Supply Chain

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Sustainable Business and Design Conference: 2022 Pathways to Impact: Shaping a New Supply Chain


FIT’s 16th annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference: Pathways to Impact centers on four core themes that highlight the intersectionality of sustainable practices. Over the course of two intensive days, attendees will be immersed in keynotes, talks, and panel discussions providing pathways to Social Justice x Social Responsibility, Environment x Materials, Consumption x Waste, and Design x Business. The speakers are trailblazers in numerous facets of sustainability and emphasize the FIT community’s commitment to best practices in all its operations—including student projects, faculty and staff initiatives, and campus facilities.
Noah Tager in conversation with Borre Akkersdijk on the founding of fabric innovation studio ByBorre.
Noah is a second-year menswear design student at FIT, with a focus on sustainable and upcycled garments. He currently serves as treasurer of FIT's Ethics and Sustainability Club and is a student member of the College's Sustainability Council. Prior to studying at FIT, Noah was a full-time graphic designer for a communications agency. He has a BA from Amherst College in Computer Science and Studio Art. He continues to apply his passion for technology through exploring innovative textiles and computer-aided design.
In 2015, Borre co-founded BYBORRE, an Amsterdam-based textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of scalable bespoke textile development and production. His studio houses a knit lab and atelier, a curated library of yarns, and the latest industry innovations. At the center is the textile design platform Create™, BYBORRE’s own design tool that serves as a digital interface opening up the freedom to create textiles while playing with responsible design options. The goal is to put creators from a wide range of industries in charge of their own designs so they can make the most out of their own textile in a streamlined, waste-conscious manner, without having to understand the technicalities of machines, yarns and manufacturing processes.


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