EVENT: You Are What You Wear-New York’s Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Trade

you are what you wear

While the value of what we put in our bodies is by now common knowledge, the awareness of what we put on them is still growing. But many designers and consumers are increasingly committed to responsibly-produced clothing that is made locally, treats workers fairly, and minimizes damage to the environment. As the epicenter of the nation’s garment industry past and present, New York City is at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement. Join designers, shop owners, and others in the style world to discuss the obstacles and opportunities that face the movement to create ethically-made and fashion-forward clothing.

Join a panel of fashion industry experts to discuss the sustainable clothing movement in New York City Museum of the City of New York on September 24 at 6:30.

Panelists include:
Jasmin Malik Chua, Moderator, Managing Editor, Ecouterre
Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, Parsons School of Design at The New School
Tara St. James, Designer of Study NY, Production Coordinator and Research Fellow at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
Yeohlee Teng, Designer, Yeohlee


Co-sponsored by Black Dress, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, the Center for Career Development at BMCC, Drakeford PR, Ecouterre, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Garment District Alliance, Helpsy, the High School of Fashion Industries, Humans Who Design, Made in NY: Fashion, Manufacture New York, The Green Shows, and Zady.  

This event is presented as part of the Activist New York program series, made possible by The Puffin Foundation.