Is fashion getting less flash and more substance? As sustainable production becomes a global concern, emerging vogues might tend more to simplicity.
In an effort to reinvigorate a tactile consumer experience, innovative designers are developing slow clothing built to last and ethically manufactured with a thoughtful approach to the creative process.
A panel of experts explores the complexities and sustainability of fast life and fast fashion in the 21st century- The New School
Dr. Hazel Clark
Dr. Hazel Clark is the Dean of Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory.
She is a design historian and theorist with a special interest in fashion.
Leslie Hoffman, president and executive director of Earth Pledge, holds a degree in architecture and design, and worked as a carpenter and green builder for ten years.
She has led the Earth Pledge team since 1994. Hoffman is an avid gardener who has maintained a small organic coffee farm in Hawaii since 1990.
Mary Ping is the founder of Slow and Steady Wins the Race, a clothing label that produces significant pieces made from simple, inexpensive materials.
Shona Quinn is the Sustainability Leader for Eileen Fisher Inc.
She works to find links between clothing and the environment, supporting Fisher's mission to inspire simplicity, creativity and delight through connection and great design.