Dr Preeti Arya is an Assistant Professor at the department of Textile Product Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NY. She teaches Textile Science, Textile Finishes, Textile Product Development and Performance Textiles. Her PhD. is in Textile Science and Technology and her area of research interests are sustainability in chemical finishes, textile processing, performance textiles, natural composites and closed loop textile production systems. Dr. Arya has presented research papers at several conferences and is always willing to collaborate with academic researchers and companies encouraging research and developments. Dr. Arya is a strong supporter and spokesperson of sustainable products, and practices in the textile industry.