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Come Celebrate the 2018 BF+DA Positive Impact Awards!

Please join us at the 4th annual BF+DA Positive Impact Awards & Pop Up Showcase on December 6th from 7pm to 10 pm.

In 2014, Pratt Institute set out to create a place for changemakers in New York City by establishing the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Each year we honor people who have inspired us by shining a spotlight on people and brands that are advancing sustainability, ethical production and integrating new technologies. This year we focus that light on our own community- a collection of over 20 businesses, and the people that have inspired us by changing how business is done.

Our awards attract over 500 industry professionals, educators, journalists and entrepreneurs who come together in the dynamic atmosphere that is uniquely the BF+DA. Our startups, Research & Academic Fellows and alumni come together with textile book authors to transform studios into pop-up shops, the production lab is in full swing, the sustainability lab showcases new materials and the technology lab will unveil new research in smart garments and functional fabrics.

RSVP below to celebrate our 4th birthday.

Purchase a BF+DA membership or donate $20-$100 and get our EZ Pass (early admittance to the awards)!

6pm: Party opens for VIP attendees, EZ Pass holders and members
7pm: BF+DA Party opens to general public
8pm: Awards
10pm: PIA Awards party ends

Participating Venture Fellows:
Dotted Line
Make it Black
American Deadstock
Spratters & Jayne

BF+DA Alumni:
Kirrin Finch
Blair Lauren Brown
Alder NY

Global Shokunin
Study NY
Eileen Fisher Renew
BU Period
Russell Joye
AYOR by Roberto Silva
Four Rabbit
Catbat Shop
Custom Collaborative
Milo Tricot
Weaving Hand
Laura Delman
Ajaie Alaie

Elizabeth Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Smart Textiles for Designers: Inventing the Future of Fabric
Jessica Marquez, Make + Mend
Sharon Rowe, The Magic of Tiny Business


Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $100
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Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States