Love Letter: Timo Rissanen

You might have heard that the BF+DA is closing June 30th. Lots of people have been expressing beautiful sentiments of how our work and the BF+DA has impacted them over the years and we are so touched and grateful.
It actually inspired us and made us think up a fun way to wrap up the past 5 years by inviting our community to write us “Love Letters.” Do you have one? Send it to as soon as possible and we’ll publish it on our blog until our very last day June 30th. Hurry! We can’t wait to hear what you have to say and the impact the BF+DA had on you.

“The BF+DA has been a central hub of fashion and sustainability conversations in New York during the past five years. I was there at the launch party and I will be there at the farewell celebration. In between I have been to a ton of events at the BF+DA. One of my favorites was the book fair in 2016, spending a day with colleagues I respect deeply, all of us sharing our books with a highly engaged gathering. I am deeply grateful to Debera, Amy, Tara and everyone else who have made the BF+DA such a welcoming, home-y place to come to each time. New York won’t be the same without you but it also isn’t the same because of you, and for that I am thankful. Thank you.”

Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design, The New School

Don’t miss our final event June 3rd, MAINSTREAMING SUSTAINABILITY: A Conversation with Changemakers at a Time of Change. RSVP!