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UD Sustainable Apparel Initiative

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​The University of Delaware Sustainable Apparel Initiative promotes environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the apparel and retail industries. Established in 2008 by the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies in partnership with key industry partners, UDSAI leverages the department's extensive expertise in apparel and textiles sustainability and social responsibility, consumer behavior, and apparel design to research, design, create, and demonstrate a framework of guidelines, practices, programs, and solutions to shape the character of the apparel and retailer industries in their evolution toward sustainability. We aim for our work to have positive economic, environmental, and social benefits for the world and its people.

Sustainability Education

Research and Projects

Industry Engagement

Student and Alumni Sustainability Profiles

Policies for Apparel Brands and Retailers

Our Experts 


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UD Sustainable Apparel Initiative
  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8713
  • United States Fashion Industry Association