Sass Brown
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Profession / role:
Writter, journalist, blogger, and researcher. Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
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the Fashion Institute of Technology
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I am an academic researcher on Eco Fashion, my latest book entitled Eco Fashion is through Laurence King publishing in the UK, Chronicle in the US, Art Blume in Spain and Logos in Italy. I have worked with women's cooperatives, mostly in South America for years as a consultant, and advised on design, production and logistical issues, as well as conducted workshops and taught programs in Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Pernambuco, Bolivia and Peru.
Career history / Company history:
2012 - Present: Assistant Dean school of Art and Design - the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
2008 - 2012: Resident Director - the Fashion Institute of Technology in Florence, Italy.
2001 - 2008: Tenured faculty for FIT New York, teaching in the Fashion Design BA program.
1999 - 2002: VP Merchandising licensee for Perry Ellis Juniors
1997 - 1999: Design Director Le Chateu, Canada
I have also worked with women's cooperatives and various export councils for 10 years.
Prior to working with Le Chateau I produced my own line in Canada and the UK under my own name - a fashion forward upper end collection of women's ready to wear sportswear.

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Summer Institute Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles NY 6 - 9 June, 2016 New York

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 2:47 0 Comments

The Summer Institute; 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. This year an optional fifth day has been added to close the loop on the conference with a full day of site visits to relevant industry locations. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its…


Summer Institute Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles NY 8 - 11 June New York

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 21:39 0 Comments

Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles taking place at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of…


Viennese upcycling brand MILCH

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 23:47 0 Comments

Viennese label MILCH produce a women’s collection from upcycled classic men’s wear.suitings. …


Bottletop, Eco Fashion, Sass Brown

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 16:54 0 Comments

Founded in 2012, Bottletop produce a sophisticated and contemporary version of the iconic Brazilian ring pull purse.  The collection features dramatic, tropical coloured and enamelled ring pulls, reconfigured in a contemporary range of purses and totes in high gloss, expertly crocheted together with contrasting quality cording.



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At 10:49 on March 9, 2013, Yogy Ethical Handmade Jewelry said…

Hi Sass!  Hope you are well. I'm a London based Jewelry designer, my jewelleries are ethical as I use recycled metals and items to create my contemporary items. I hand cut and handcraft my one of a kind Jewelries. Please take a look at my work



At 11:28 on February 14, 2011, Amy Sunshine Harris said…

Hi Sass, 

Thanks for your comment, I have sent you an email.


At 13:35 on January 18, 2011, Ishwari Vijay Thopte said…

Hi Sass,

Thank you for the comments. I will look for your book at the UAL library, I'm sure its an interesting read. Loving my current job profile at CFE. If you know any multinational/retailer trying to enter the eco/ethical market and is interested in sponsorships, do let me know. We have some lovely eco-fashion designers who are worth being associated with.

Are you based in London?

At 15:52 on January 13, 2011, Megan Weston said…

Hi Sass,


Talking about an image button/badge that I could put on my website which would click through to your site. Let me know!


Hope you're having a good week.

At 16:15 on January 10, 2011, Megan Weston said…

Hi Sass,


Thanks for the support. Do you have a button I could use?

Came across your book the other, very exciting stuff! Will be ordering a copy soon :)



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At 1:26 on October 22, 2010, Launa Cresswell said…
Hi, Sass,
Thanks for the great feed back. Would love to be included on you blog. If you need any inf just let me know.
Launa Cresswell
At 14:13 on September 16, 2010, jacqueline said…
hey i put your book up on the book can check it out there
add your own better than hearing from the author.....little biased but hey it will give a personal impression to the groupies in the club :)
At 12:29 on September 16, 2010, jacqueline said…
hey Sass,

thanks for your comment .... the link actually did work 1/2 hour larter...maybe my computer had an issue....modern technology :)

i am really looking forward to your book - looks like it will be a great the report with Peter at Noir....I am hoping to get in touch with him in regards to Bo Weevil and the Africa connection as part of my final studies. I am also doing my Masters in Ethical Fashion.
At 20:53 on September 15, 2010, Pamela Ravasio said…
Hi Sass,
please do link to my site from your website.
Please note though - it's been running only for a few weeks truly productively, much time spent before on the technical stuff :/.
In addition of what is already available, I've got already a range of new articles/post ready to go online, of which all will be either thoroughly researched like the ones already up, or then - with LFW and Paris Ethical Fashion Show coming up - reports from what I see/hear/encounter on site.
Overall, the goal is to provide high quality content around ethical fashion and associated topics, chiefly from a (social) business / market research perspective.

For more on my background, please also have a look at my LinkedIn page:

On a different account. I've seen that you are based in Florence.
It happens that I very likely will be in Florence to meet a friend of mine from, probably, October 23 to 25. Any chance you might be in town, and have time for a cup of coffee?

Warm regards,
At 16:43 on September 15, 2010, jacqueline said…
hey im trying to get your site up and its not happening...i believe i saw your book through another site and look forward to reading it....could you add an entry on to the book club too please so others could read...its a group i set up and has a good following


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