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Mary Embry

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Expert Bio

Mary Embry is a senior lecturer of merchandising in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, focusing on sustainability, fair trade and product development. Having won a Trustees Teaching Award in 2016, Embry is a specialist in service learning, information literacy and integrative learning that spans from making to the marketplace.

As the founding director of the Eskenazi School’s Center for Innovative Merchandising, she directs high-impact student programs that build skills in creative and entrepreneurial leadership. Embry is also a fair trade activist. In the summer of 2016, she led a group of IU students and Bloomington community members interested in fair trade to Guatemala.

Areas of Expertise

Fair trade, textiles, sustainable fashion.

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