Sustainability Grant Transforms F.I.T. Jewelry ProgramMay 8th, 2012
Changing old habits isn’t easy. But systemic change, that offers new and more sustainable approaches, can alter the way jewelry students do basic tasks, ultimately breaking a cycle of waste.
By Lauren Pineda
The Jewelry Design Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology was awarded a Sustainability Grant in March of 2011. Our original proposal was aimed to reduce disposable waste, reduce toxic chemical usage, eliminate the loss of metals in the garbage and sink drains, and to educate our students about developing a sustainable jewelry practice of their own.