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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

FIT Summer Institute: Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles


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FIT Summer Institute: Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles

  • Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY USA (map)

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, panels, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. The series is designed for industry professions and academics wishing to broader their understanding of sustainability and its integration into the fashion industry. The series will take place June 6-10, 2016.

Each day focuses on a different theme, including artisanship, disruptors, the supply chain, and materials. Peggy Clark, Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, will speak at the FIT Summer Institute on June 6, 2016 with other key individuals working in the artisan sector.

If you have questions about attending the Summer Institute, please contact Sass Brown:

Learn more about the FIT Summer Institute program here.

Earlier Event: June 4
The Fair Trade Show