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Fashion and Sustainability Summit

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The Fashion and Sustainability Summit is a one-day, solutions-focused conference. Fashion companies will share strategies, processes and practices that work for them, as well as lessons learned along the way when running a fashion business with environmental and social responsibility in mind. Focusing on best practices and tangible solutions, such as supply chain transparency, green chemistry, advances in technology, and zero waste design, this summit will help fashion businesses lead the way in sustainability. It will explore sustainability not only from an ethical perspective, but also from a business point of view. Attendees will learn how to be sustainable and profitable at the same time.

Among the expert guest speakers will be Eileen Fisher’s Director of Sustainability Amy Hall; Mara Hoffman’s Director of Design and Production Sustainability Dana Davis and Director of Social & Environmental Affairs, Celine DeCarlo; Hana Kajimura who works in sustainability for Allbirds; Scott Miller from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition; and Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Event sponsors include Wastewear, the North American Suri Company, Texworld, USA, Sea Leather Wear, and ClothingLabels4U.com.

Location, Date, and Time

LIM College - Maxwell Hall
216 East 45th Street 
New York , NY 10017

Friday, April 12th, 2019  8:30am-5:30pm

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For info call 646 218 4523 or email tara.buckley02@limcollege.edu

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8:30am - 9:00am

Check-in & Breakfast

9:00am - 10:10am

Main Hall

Fashion, Ethics and Environmental and Social Justice

Dr. Gayathri Banavara of LIM College
Celine DeCarlo of Mara Hoffman
Karenna Gore of Center for Earth Ethics
Andrea Kennedy of LIM College and Fashiondex
Ngozi Okaro of Custom Collaborative
Marc Yaggi of Waterkeeper Alliance

10:10am - 10:50am

Main Hall

Sustainability and the Bottom Line at Eileen Fisher

Amy Hall of Eileen Fisher

10:50am - 11:05am

Main Hall

Sustainability and Textile Waste

Jessica Schreiber of Fabscrap

11:10am - 12:00pm

East Wing and West Wing


Ethical and Place-Based Manufacturing

Fatima Anwar of Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing
Dr. Gayathri Banavara of LIM College
Ruth DeGolia of Mercado Global
Dimitri Koumbis of Bishop Collective and LIM College
Suuchi Ramesh of Suuchi Inc.



Burak Ayata of Kuehne and Nagel & LIM College
Andrea Kennedy of LIM College & Fashiondex

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Main Hall

Measuring Impacts of What We Make

Scott Miller of Sustainable Apparel Coalition

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Networking

AM session ends at 12:45pm

PM session begins at 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:05pm

Main Hall

Sustainability at Allbirds

Hana Kajimura of Allbirds

2:10pm - 2:35pm

Main Hall

The Circular Economy at TheRealReal

Allison Sommer of TheRealReal

2:35pm - 3:15pm

Main Hall

Circular Textile Innovations

Dennis Baacke of Intrinsic Textile Innovations
Malvina Hoxha of Lenzing Fibers
Michael Londrigan of LIM College

3:20pm - 4:10pm

East Wing and West Wing


Digital and Data Solutions to Sustainability

Juliette Barre of Sourcemap
Michael Londrigan of LIM College
Cindy Lin of Hove Social Goods



Robert Conrad of LIM College
Tara Maurice of McGuffin & Co
Carrie Ellen Phillips of BPCM

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Main Hall

Sustainability and the Responsible Brand Experts

Dr. Susan Baxter of LIM College
Katina Boutis of Loomstate
Brenna Cohen of Patagonia
Dana Davis of Mara Hoffman

5:15pm - 5:45pm

Cocktails and Conversation

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