Sustainability message from Valley Forge Fabrics

Ken Koneck, LEED AP, from Valley Forge Fabrics at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to introduce students to Valley Forge's sustainability practices and initiatives.

Ken Koneck, LEED AP, from Valley Forge Fabrics and Lindsay Smolinski, an intern from the fashion merchandising program

Ken Koneck, LEED AP, from Valley Forge Fabrics and Lindsay Smolinski, an intern from the fashion merchandising program

Ken Koneck at the AIFL presenation

Ken Koneck, Public Affairs Manager at Valley Forge Fabrics , and Lindsay Smolinski, an intern from the AIFL fashion merchandising program came to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to introduce students to Valley Forge’s sustainability practices and initiatives.

Valley Forge Fabrics is a leading global firm for the Hospitality industry supplying decorative interior textiles. Sustainability and a dedication to the environment is Valley Forge’s mission. Recycled fabrics and those made from eucalyptus are products that are among the sustainable textiles that they produce.

With great passion, KenKoneck delivered an exciting and excellently  crafted presentation that inspired the audience to consider the role that each one of us can have in helping to preserve the environment for healthier living for the future. The students were given samples of fabrics made from plastic water bottles and introduced to eucalyptus textiles which they later used to create lifestyle and trend driven presentation boards in Ms. Rousso’s Textiles. These boards will be presented to the executives at Valley Forge in October.
Materials of the presentation will be implemented as well in the Advanced Digital Textile as well Textile and Apparel Design classes at AIFL ( Instructor Andre L. Milman)
by Chelsea Rousso
photo by Andre L. Milman