Event: Sustainable Practices in the Age of Fast Fashion

In New York City, next week?

You might want to hit up The Future of Fashion #2: Sustainable Practices in the Age of Fast Fashion this Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Co-Co Mat, a recognized leader for natural sleep products, bed linen, towels and furniture for homes and hotels.

A little bit about the event:

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar business. Americans alone purchase over 20 billion garments a year. How can our consumer awareness of dwindling resources and increased consumption shift our purchasing power to sustainable solutions?

From the supply chain to buying practices to garment traceability, our panel of experts will discuss how consumers can play an important role in shaping the ethical fashion agenda. Come learn how the supply chain currently operates and what practices need to be changed to make the industry more sustainable. Find out about the implications of Fast Fashion and how the “Made in America” renaissance addresses a restorative practice. Discover how education on manufacturing practices, product lifecycle, and your fashion choices will help assess our net impacts and promote responsible consumerism.

Panelists include Elizabeth L. Cline, a New York-based writer, editor, and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Timo Rissanen, a Finnish fashion designer, whose creative practice is grounded in inquiry through cutting and Owyn Ruck: the Co-Founder and General Manager of Textile Arts Center in New York City, among others.

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Act quickly – there are only 21 tickets left!

[Image: Runway photos – Africa Fashion Week | New York 2011 SPONSORS: Origin Africa, Smart Water, Renarda Joy, Soul Purpose. PRODUCER : Adiree. PHOTOGRAPHER: Avaloni Studios. EXECUTIVE STYLIST : Dupp and Swat. MAKE UP : Renarda Joy. HAIR : Renarda Joy. FOOTWEAR : Susie Sawaya. CLOTHING DESIGNER: Ill La La Designs.]

Written by Shanley Knox

Founder/owner of the Nakate Project, an initiative bringing third world female artisans to high fashion. I am passionate about all things that are truly sustainable, and truly making a positive difference in the world around us.

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