Press Release

Fashion Institute of Technology joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

November 9, 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition welcomes the fashion industry institution to its membership as part of a growing awareness of fashion organizations around the importance of packaging sustainability.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 — The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is pleased to welcome the pre-eminent Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to its growing membership. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a leader in educating future professionals of the fashion industry. FIT’s membership in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition will connect students and professors with its membership of over 250 retailers, brands, manufacturers, and others who are already working toward more sustainable packaging in the fashion and apparel world.

“FIT is a wonderful additional to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition,” says Nina Goodrich, Director of the SPC. “Sustainable packaging is a growing sector in the fashion industry and we are looking forward to working with FIT to deepen our collective understanding of challenges and opportunities.”

“The FIT Packaging Design Department is very honored to be a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition – a vital industry leader,” says Marianne Klimchuk, Professor of Packaging Design at FIT. “As we prepare the next generation of packaging design professionals, the opportunity to collaborate, model best practices, integrate learnings, and network with the SPC will be invaluable.


GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition® is a membership group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, the SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.

For more information about the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @SPCspotlight.


One of New York City’s premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. FIT is known for rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


Anne Elsea
GreenBlue Communications Coordinator