• Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems
  • Infrastructure Sustainability, Resilience

The Fashion Innovation Center (FIC) is a consortium to nurture a New York State sustainable fashion industry.  

The core focus is to advance both natural textile products including bast fibers (notably hemp) and wool, and new-technology sustainable fibers and materials, so that they are manufactured in New York State from raw materials to final fashion products. The FIC was created in September 2023 with funding activated in May 2024. The FIC innovates sustainable fashion technologies, accelerates sustainable fashion business innovations, engages through meetings and activities, nurtures to spread knowledge and target supply chain gaps, and markets New York State’s sustainable fashion industry.

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