Faculty Profile – Asta Skocir

Asta Skocir

Asta Skocir is a Professor in the Fashion Design Department at FIT. She has more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry as a design director and knitwear designer, having worked for renowned companies such as TSE, Perry Ellis, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

She is a co-founder of AlgiKnit, a biomaterials research group developing bio-based textile alternatives for the apparel industry. Her work with AlgiKnit won the first National BioDesign Challenge Summit (2016), the National Geographic Chasing Genius Challenge award- Sustainable Planet (2017), and the Postcode Lottery Challenge for Green StartUps (2018).

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