The Textile Sustainability Forum on September 19th at URI (presented by RITIN, URI & Polaris MEP) will bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, and government, and present new research about sustainability and the textile industry.
For DESIGN WEEK RI, a dynamic panel of experts will come together at Innovate Newport to discuss taking the research and moving it forward into actionable steps for the future, focusing on ocean health and sustainability. Hear about ways in which companies are using recycled plastics from the ocean to create innovative textile materials and products. This discussion will focus on solutions and will leave the audience inspired and empowered to bring about change.
Vinka Craver; Associate Professor; URI
Karl Aspelund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
College of Business
University of Rhode Island
Kestrel Innovative Fibers, LLC
VP of Operations
*The panel discussion will be followed by a showcase that spotlights local companies that are using innovative methods to recycle materials such as plastics found in the ocean into attractive and useful textiles. Register HERE.