REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

THE MISSION OF FASHION REVOLUTION

Lauren Fay, Executive Director, Fashion Revolution USA

PRESENTATION #1

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Whitney Bauck, Assistant Editor, Fashionista

MORNING SESSION

SESSION 1
THE ECONOMICS OF FASHION
What are the challenges of operating in the fashion industry with its unpredictable large-scale economic environment?

PANELISTS
Matt Hamilton, Fairtrade America
Lauren Fay, Fashion Revolution
Allie Gardner, Free the Slaves
Pietra Rivoli, Georgetown University
Sabine Hertveldt, IFC - Better Work

SESSION 2
THE CONSUMER TRAP (BUYING THINGS YOU DON'T NEED AND WHY)
What is the impact of the current levels of consumption and its far-reaching economic affects around the world?

PANELISTS
Diana Watts, Trinity Washington University
Kaveri Marathe, Texiles.com
Emma & Mary Kingsley, Lady Farmer Sustainable Apparel
Amy DuFault, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

LUNCH (Provided) AND EXHIBITION TOUR OF MUSEUM

AFTERNOON SESSION

SESSION 3
THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION ECOSYSTEM
Rethinking the fashion business model and understanding the important factors that need to change in the fashion industry.

PANELISTS
Elizabeth Gibbens, EPG Style
Danielle Nkojo, ReThread DC, DOEE
Heidi Rauch, Belabumbum
Mihai Patru, Mozaïque
Kenya Wiley, Fashion Innovation

SESSION 4
WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN A GARMENT MAKE?
Why is a garment something we should love and care for? How can we make positive change through what choose to buy or not buy?

PANELISTS
Celine Semaan, Slow Factory/The Library
Desiree Venn Frederic, DC Local Merchants Assoc./Combing Cotton
Nicole Alfieri, Pico Vela
Amanda Vega, Kaleidos
Camille Ann Brewer, GWU Museum & Textile Museum

PRESENTATION #2

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING (After Session 3)

Marci Zaroff, Founder & CEO, Metawear

COFFEE BREAK

CLOSING REMARKS

HAPPY HOUR/BOOK SIGNING EVENT

Join us for a Happy Hour Networking and Book Signing Event

Shopkeepers DC
1231 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Transportation from the conference will be provided)

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.

Marci Zaroff, Founder & CEO of Metawear, will be signing copies of her new book, ECOrenaissance. The book provides inspiring tips and trick for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury.

NOTE: This event is included in the price of your conference ticket.