Florida Tech will host Yuka Yoneda, writer, editor and recycled fashion enthusiast, in the next Friends of Textiles Lecture Series presentation April 9. The lecture, “Is Eco-Fashion an Oxymoron?” is at 6 p.m. in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room; a reception starts at 5:15 p.m. Yoneda will explore ethical and environmental reforms taking place within the fashion industry as well as psychological and societal thought patterns that have begun to shift in the consumer mind.
“Despite what retailers might have us believe, green garments go way beyond a tag that says ‘organic cotton’ or ‘recycled polyester,” said Yoneda, a senior editor at Ecouterre.com, a website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion.
Yuka's refashioned clothing and DIY ideas have been featured on The Today Show, HGTV.com, Glamour and other websites and magazines.
Individual tickets for the lecture cost $10 each for the general public and are free to Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and full-time students. For more information, call the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at (321) 674-8313 or visit http://textiles.fit.edu.