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FASD-357 Artisans, Designers and Textiles

3 Credits

Designers, Artisans and Textiles allows students the opportunity to investigate the supply chain first-hand and understand the impact of the designer's sourcing decisions on global economies and artisan communities. The course will begin with a series of lectures at the Brooklyn campus to learn about and assess the prevalent challenges and opportunities of emerging market economies and how they add value to global fashion. Students will learn about trade agreements and examine Mexico in comparison with other countries with similar GDPs. This course includes a one week study, mentorship excursion during Spring Break to Oaxaca, Mexico. Onsite experiential learning in this culturally rich and diverse region provides an opportunity for students to visit and engage with artisan communities and learn traditional textile processes.