Vanessa Mardirossian in Concordia University Magazine

‘Textile ecoliteracy’ and why we need it

Developing an ecological knowledge of the materials we use

July 7, 2021 | By Vanessa Mardirossian, PhD 21

Long before I began my PhD research on textile dyes at Concordia, I graduated with my MA in textile design from the University of the Arts London.

It was 1998 and I was excited to embark on a career in fashion. I moved to Paris and worked in all aspects of the industry, from prêt-à-porter to haute couture.

After more than two decades, however, I decided that I wanted to develop a more profound relationship with fashion and textiles. Two factors led to this shift.

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