When we talk about being a conscious consumer and being mindful of our purchases, we want the whole story: Where are our clothes coming from? Who is making them? How are the workers being treated in the process? What materials are being used? Finally, once the clothes are created, how long will it be before they’re thrown out due to a lack of interest from the consumer, thus creating massive amounts of waste?
Join us to learn about sustainable fabrics, labor & environmental impacts, and how consumers can put pressure on the fashion industry to positively affect the fight against human trafficking and climate change.
Moderated by Blythe Hill, CEO + Founder of Dressember with panelists:
Paula Mugabi is a NYC mom of two, with a deep commitment to fostering sustainable fashion, which also encompasses vintage and thrift. In every possible way, Paula uses every platform at her disposal to add voice to the pursuit of a transformation towards conscious consumption in fashion. Paula's journey towards sustainability started with home products years ago but has continued to seek to learn new knowledge about our out-of-balance consumption, especially in the fashion industry, and used that knowledge to inform her own consumption and created a sustainable fashion blog to share her unique perspective.
Claire Hoppe has a background in design and domestic manufacturing in the LA fashion industry, Claire developed a strong interest in sustainable fashion and ethical manufacturing. Working at LA Relaxed has allowed her the best of all worlds while allowing a unique collaborative experience with local fabric mills and manufacturers.
Kelly Drennen is a systems thinker, thought leader, and disruptor devoted to making change within the fashion industry. In 2007 she founded Fashion Takes Action, out of her desire to create a better, more sustainable future for her two daughters. Her role at FTA is to identify the barriers to sustainability that exist for both industry and consumers, and do what she can to remove them.
|Event Date||02-25-2021 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||02-25-2021 8:00 am|