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Celebrate With Us At the 2016 Positive Impact Awards!
Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Celebrate the BF+DA’s second birthday Friday, November 4, 2016, 7 pm-10 pm (VIP and member preview at 6 pm), at the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator for the 2nd Annual Positive Impact Awards. The gala will serve as a who’s who of ethical fashion and honor pioneers in the sustainable fashion industry including ethical powerhouses Patagonia, EILEEN FISHER and Canopy Planet as well as rock star collaborator, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
In addition to the awards, 20 of the BF+DA’s social innovation Venture Fellows will have their studios open for shopping. The ceremony will take place at the BF+DA with an expected audience of 500 advocates who share the BF+DA mission to redefine the fashion industry to benefit the environment and society, including NYC fashion elite and emerging designers.
Just in: We will also be showing support for Patagonia’s #VoteOurPlanet initiative and will have Patagonia in the house talking about the importance of voting for the environment on November 8th. We will also be showing a short Patagonia film and offering information to attendees on New York’s environmental issues and information on the politicians supporting air, soil and water.
Brand Leadership in Advancing Sustainability: Jill Dumain, Patagonia
Leadership in Advancing Sustainability Through Collaboration: Jason Kibbey, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Leadership in Creating A Better Supply Chain: Nicole Rycroft, Canopy
Leadership in Advancing Sustainable Fashion Through Technology: Jamie Bainbridge, Bolt Threads
Media Award for Advancing Sustainability and Ethics: Lyndsay McGregor, Sourcing Journal
Design Innovation Award: EILEEN FISHER’s Remade, featuring Green Eileen Director Cynthia Power and designers Teslin Doud, Carmen Gama and Lucy Jones
BF+DA Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Mandy Kordal, Kordal Knitwear
Leadership in Sustainable Design Education: Tetsu Ohara, Adjunct Associate Professor Interior Design
BF+DA People’s Choice Award Honoring Heritage & Craft: Smita Paul, Indigo Handloom
Thanks to our amazing selection committee consisting of Lewis Perkins (President, Cradle to Cradle), Eileen Fisher (Founder, EILEEN FISHER), Sara Kozlowski (CFDA, Director of Education, Professional Development), Linda Greer (Senior Scientist, NRDC), Maddy Maxey (Creative Technologist, Loomia founder), Jasmin Malik Chua (Managing Editor, Ecouterre), and Amy Congdon (Designer/Researcher for Amy Congdon)