NEWTON, Mass. — Hannah Richards, a Lasell University student from Swanville, presented at the University’s Spring Symposium research showcase, “The Invention of Now.”

Richards participated in “Upcycling Lasell College,” a sustainable fashion design initiative in which apparel with Lasell University’s old name and logo were modified using zero-waste or upcycling techniques to produce new clothing to be sold in Studio1851, the University’s on-campus, student-run boutique. Students involved in the project were asked to design based on three sustainability principles: design with purpose, for recyclability, and for resource of efficiency.

The Spring Connected Learning Symposium is one of two annual research symposia held at Lasell University. Student presentations provide scholarly insights into a variety of industry topics, and showcase practical skills and career competencies across those industries.