brandnü Founder Nathan Zhang at Pratt Institute Wednesday Evening

This morning, my SUST 201 students and I were fortunate to get a visit from brandnü founder Nathan Zhang.  He spoke to us about how brandnü both upcycles secondhand clothing and provides support to the rural migrant women workers who collaborate on brandnü’s projects.  If you are curious about sustainable fashion in China, you have an opportunity to see Nathan speak, as the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents…

Nathan Zhang

Do Good, Look Good & Feel Good!

Socially conscious sustainable fashion and design.

Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM

North Hall 111, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus

Nathan Zhang speaks to the SUST 201 class about upcycling.

Nathan Zhang or “Xiangzi,” is the founder of brandnü project. Born in Liaoning, Nathan is a designer and communications professional with a passion for connecting creative communities with rural artisans. Nathan was first inspired to found brandnü while living and working abroad in Canada, where he studied leading models of social enterprise. In 2008, Nathan and his wife moved back to China with a mission: to help rural women. Through brandnü, Nathan aims to build bridges between East and West that promote China’s socially-conscious designers and entrepreneurs. He is working hard to make brandnü a place where love can be received and spread to others.

For more on brandnü project:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-08/23/content_15699555.htm

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-09/03/content_15728744.htm

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