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Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag (With BF+DA Executive Director Deb Johnson)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Brooklyn Fashion +Design Accelerator Executive Director Deb Johnson for “Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag,” on February 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm at Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.
Sustainable fashion — the alternative to fast fashion — compels us to rethink the way we buy and sell our clothes. Falling under the umbrella, or may we say parasol of sustainable design, this design ethos emphasizes the environmental and social impact of how we choose to dress and furthermore, how these choices are inextricably linked to the present and future well-being of our planet and civil society. The current global clothing supply chain touches all aspects of sourcing, producing and manufacturing, often resulting in multi-national corporations which employ methods that drive prices down but fail to reflect the true costs on society. Now eco-conscious players like Eileen Fisher, Stella McCartney, and Patagonia, are disrupting the fashion market to provide sustainable alternatives — garments with a longer lifespan and a smaller carbon footprint that minimize environmental impact.
Please join this panel of experts to explore how we all can support the emergence of sustainable fashion as a stronger sub-sector within the industry.
Kate Daly– Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners
Meghan Ryan-Manager, Advisory Services, BSR, Founder of Sourcemap
Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher
Tara St. James, Founder, Study New York
Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator