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Guild General Meeting
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Susan Lazear Speaks on Fashion Trends: from Sustainability to Innovation
Doors open at 1:00 pm. Guest Speaker presentation begins at 1:30 pm. Afterwards, there will be a business meeting followed by Show and Share. Bring your finished knitted items to show to all. Download a Show and Share Form and complete it at home where you have all the information.
Susan’s presentation is called Fashion Trends: From Sustainability to Innovation. Fashion is moving in many directions, from sustainability to smart textiles. Sustainability is a philosophy which encompasses being kind to our earth and minimizing human impact on our environment. In fashion this translates to organic fibers, recycling, slow fashion, upcycling, zero waste design, and better production decisions. Learn how these translate to fashion fibers, yarns, and clothing, and how we can play a part in making the world a better place for future generations. Learn also what is new in wearable technology and smart fabrics.
Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teachers various fashion courses including textiles, ethnic and historic costume, and pattern design. Susan designs wearable art, unusual fine art crafts and is a computer graphic artist. In addition to her teaching she combines her skills in the creation of a line of software for sewers and textile artists under the Cochenille Design Studio name. She has taught design workshops around the world.