ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Our one day conference starts this important conversation locally while bridging the gap between the consumer and the industry. By the end of the day, attendants will feel better informed about the negative impact of the fashion industry on our fellow man and the planet, its effect on their daily lives, and how they can implement sustainable changes in their lives and their neighborhoods.

ABOUT THE DC SUSTAINABLE FASHION COLLECTIVE

DC Sustainable Fashion Collective (DCSFC), a community-based organization, whose purpose is to foster and educate a community of creative entrepreneurs, lawmakers, designers, activists, academics, fashion professionals, and consumers in the D.C. Metropolitan Area on the importance of sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion industry. Established in January 2018, DCSFC is poised to develop educational programs, retail opportunities, workforce development/training initiatives, and networking opportunities for the local creative, sustainable and ethical communities.

ABOUT THE GW MUSEUM & TEXTILE MUSEUM

Located in the heart of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum fosters the study and appreciation of art, history, and culture—both within the university and throughout the global community. As a cornerstone of the university’s growing focus on arts and culture, the museum unites:

The Textile Museum, an institution with a nearly one-hundred year history, an established audience, and a respected collection of textile art representing five continents and five millennia.

The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of the founding and evolution of our nation’s capital.

Relevant artworks from the university’s collections, which include paintings, prints and drawings, photography,
sculpture, and decorative arts.