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Deploying Valuism: Can Trend Reform Consumerism on Oct. 27

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FAIRFIELD, CT— Fairfield College’s Regina A. Fast Middle for the Arts and the Charles F. Dolan College of Enterprise will welcome Bernice Pan, PhD as a part of the Open VISIONS Discussion board collection on Tuesday, October 27 at 5 p.m. for a digital presentation and panel dialogue titled “Deploying Valuism: Can Trend Reform Consumerism?”

Panelists will embody Suzanne Nemec, former advertising and marketing government for structure and interiors companies, arts patron, and Fast Middle Advisory Board member, and Pina Ferlisi, who was most not too long ago the manager vp of Luxurious Manufacturers and chief inventive director for Henri Bendel, NYC.

Bernice Pan, PhD is the founding father of a British sustainable style model referred to as DEPLOY. With a lifelong dedication to designing and styling garments and furnishings, Dr. Pan acquired her grasp’s diploma from the Royal School of Artwork and holds a PhD in style design course of and provide chain customization from Brunel College in London.

Based mostly on the ideas and enterprise mannequin developed in her doctoral thesis, Dr. Pan launched DEPLOY in 2006. In 2018, the corporate was singled out as “a champion of sustainable type” and “the working girl’s very best go-to for stylish, sustainable items” in a Glamour journal characteristic about sustainable style.

Dr. Pan described her enterprise in an April 2020 article in Glamour as “a blueprint for reforming the style system with thorough sustainability and equality; piloting a holistic enterprise mannequin with considerate design, environmental sourcing, zero-waste provide chain, responsive retailing, specialist renewal service and charity partnerships.”

In her presentation on October 27, Dr. Pan will clarify how we will every elect to create a optimistic influence — and collectively enhance our society and surroundings — by a style reformation.

“Deploying Valuism: Can Trend Reform Consumerism?” with Bernice Pan, PhD is a premier Fast Middle occasion and can happen in digital format on October 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and accessible at

This and the upcoming premier Fast occasions are free for Fast Members. Members will even have unique entry to stay chats with premiere occasion audio system and artists, amongst different advantages. To turn out to be a Fast Middle Member at present, go to or name the field workplace at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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