Course Description: A senior-level seminar course. Students investigate a specialized topic or topics related to the fashion industry. Research, discussion, and weekly readings culminate in a final paper and presentation. Themes vary each semester.

This paper touches on the materials and processes in the textile and fashion industries that hurt the environment and the new solutions that are being developed and what some brands are doing to go a more sustainable route.

This Smart Textiles paper addresses another movement in futuristic fashion which is using technology to make garments from smart textiles. Alexandria became acquainted with the different types of smart textiles.