8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Journalist, Public Speaker, and the Author of Overdressed and her current book, The Conscious Closet.
The Current Fashion Economy Model
The use of cheap materials, designs for short life span with no plan for after use.
- PRODUCTION/SUPPLY CHAIN
Textile production with overuse of materials and resources, use of non-renewable resources, the negative human impact, and environmental waste.
Designs for short-term use which leads to over-consumption.
The low rate of utilization with low levels of recycling/reuse.
Moderator: Lindsey Casella, Remake
Kimberly Guthrie, Associate Chair/Associate Professor, VCUArts
Hilary Jochmans, Founder, Jochmans Consulting, LLC
Carolyn Becker, Digital Communications Manager, Goodwill of Greater Washington
Bibiana Obler, Professor of Art History, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
THE HUMAN COST OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Allie Gardner, Business Development Manager, GoodWeave
LUNCH (Provided) [at the Textile Museum]
Tour of Textile Museum
View the current exhibition, Fast Fashion, Slow Art at the Brady Gallery, Corcoran
Designing A New Textile Economy Model in Fashion
Employing zero waste techniques, using of durable materials, designing for recycling/reuse, and using new technological developments.
- PRODUCTION/SUPPLY CHAIN
Using processes which bring no harm to humans, implementing renewable processes that restore rather than destroy, and reducing water consumption and CO2 emissions.
Developing retail strategies that encourages multi-use/long-term use, lowering consumption rates, utilizing renting/secondhand as consumption alternatives.
Sustainable after-use options including recycling, clothing collection, rewear, and reuse.
Moderator: Rebecca Ballard, Founder/Designer, Maven Women
Rosalie Ferris, Founder, Pattern Sample Sew
Ilana Preuss, Founder, Recast City LLC
Jennefer Silberman, VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target
Deborah Drew, Social Impact Lead, Business Center at World Resources Institute
Adam Siegel, Fashion Tech Entrepreneur
EXAMINATION OF FASHION’S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Dimitri Deheyn, Marine Biologist, Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Circular Economy in Action
Local Industry Leaders working in textiles, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, and packaging speaking about how they’ve implemented circular economy practices at their companies.
Moderator: Meghan Chapple, Director – Office of Sustainability, George Washington University
Rebecca Margao, Founder, The Shed DC
Meagan Knowlton, Sustainability Manager, Optoro
Zsameria Rayford, Founder, Swap DC
Ariane Valle & Emily Wan, Founders/Chefs, Vegetable and Butcher
Ira Baseman, Founder, Community Recycling
Join us for a Happy Hour Networking and Book Signing Event
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We will be welcoming all attendees, speakers, and our support team for nibbles and drinks at our networking party. Mingle and get to know your fellow attendees and some of the speakers from the conference.
Elizabeth Cline, Journalist and Author, will be signing copies of her new book, THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good. The book will help readers build a wardrobe they love with greater intention and awareness of our clothes, where they come from, what they’re made out of, and why they matter.
NOTE: This event is included in the price of your conference ticket.