Pictures! The BF+DA Positive Impact Awards

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(Above: Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte, BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson and Pratt Provost Kirk Pillow)

We had so much fun at the Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Awards (which also just happened to mark one year we’ve been in business)! With over 500 people in attendance and a healthy roster of the “Who’s Who” in sustainability sipping cocktails and sharing business cards, we couldn’t have wished for a better more collaborative crowd.

Check out what Fashionista had to say about us “Growing Designer Businesses Faster Than Anticipated,” after attending the party as well as Epoch Times reporting on how we’ve “collectively increased 12 designers’ revenues by over $800,000 while reducing negative environmental impacts.”

And of course, check out our pictures below!

Images: Hal Horowitz photography

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Entrepreneur-in-Residence Thias Martin and John Bruce of Forward Mapworks
TS Designs founder Eric Henry, the NRDC's Linda Greer, Sigi Ahl of EILEEN FISHER and Newsweek writer Adam Matthews
Pratt Institute Provost Kirk Pillow and BF+DA Managing Director Deborah Alden
Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte and BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson
Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte, BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson, and Pratt Institute Provost Kirk Pillow
BF+DA Venture Fellow Luru Home
BF+DA Venture Fellow Suzanne Rae
BF+DA Venture Fellow Spratters & Jayne
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BF+DA Venture Fellow Crystalyn Kae
BF+DA Venture Fellow Kirrin Finch
Pratt President Thomas Schutte and BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson
Pratt President Thomas Schutte and EILEEN FISHER'S Sigi Ahl
Alvanon's Janice Wang
Lewis Perkins, President of Cradle to Cradle
Janice Wang of Alvanon presenting Lewis Perkins, President of Cradle to Cradle with his Positive Impact Award
Lewis Perkins, President of Cradle to Cradle and the NRDC's Director of Health Programs, Linda Greer
NRDC's Director of Health Programs, Linda Greer accepts her award
Kristy Caylor, Founder & President of Maiyet
Adam Matthews, Investigative Journalist and Media Award winner for "Toxic Fashion" in Newsweek
BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson
Ecouterre's managing Editor Jasmin Malik Chua accepting the a media award for her consistently on target daily coverage
BF+DA Managing Director Deborah Alden gathers the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to give out the Entrepreneurs Awards
BF+DA Venture Fellow Teel Lidow of Boerum Apparel receiving his award for Sustainable Strategies from Managing Director Deborah Alden
BF+DA Venture Fellow Charlie Morris of Fanmail receives the Mentors Award for Entrepreneurship from BF+DA Managing Director Deborah Alden
BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnsons awards Research Fellow Maddy Maxey the t.LAB Award for Technology and Apparel
Pratt Institute Provost Kirk Pillow
BF+DA Junior Venture Fellows Caroline Kaufman and Aza Ziegler get the Pratt Young Entrepreneurs Award from Pratt Provost Kirk Pillow
Professor Carl Zimring, Sustainability Minor program at the Pratt Institute receives the Pratt Design Educators for Technology and Sustainability by Pratt Insitute Provost Kirk Pillow
Our Positive Impact Award winners!
Lewis Perkins, President of Cradle to Cradle and the NRDC's Director of Health Programs, Linda Greer
EILEEN FISHER's Sigi Ahl and friends
BF+DA Director of Digital Content & Communications Amy DuFault and BF+DA Program Director Daphne Shih
Nadine Foik, Assistant to the BF+DA's Managing Director and friends
BF+DA Production Lab Sample Sewer Chantal Galipeau and friend
TS Designs Founder Eric Henry and BF+DA Venture Fellow Teel Lidow
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Celeste Lilore, Carolyn Shafer, BF+DA Managing Director Deorah Alden, Ideo Design Director Lawrence Abrahamson, Venture Fellow Fanamil and Sustainable Fashion Consultant Anthony Lilore
BF+DA Venture Fellows RFM Clothing
Artowrk by BF+DA Junior Venture Fellow Caroline Kaufman
BF+DA Venture Fellow Luru Home
BF+DA Venture Fellow Kordal's beautiful hats