LIM College Joins Fashiondex to Hold Fashion and Sustainability Summit

Fashion & Sustainability SummitOn May 4, Fashiondex and LIM College will hold a sustainability summit to share and discuss ideas on how to invigorate and lead the charge for change in the fashion industry. The event will be held at LIM College’s Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th St.) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Fashion and Sustainability Summit is a solutions-focused conference where 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, since consumers have demonstrated that they want to do business with companies that take the health of the environment seriously. Attendees will learn how to be sustainable and profitable at the same time.

Among the 18 expert guest speakers will be Ascena Retail Group’s Vice President, CSR, Jeannette Ferran Astorga; Eileen Fisher’s Director of Social Consciousness Amy Hall; Mara Hoffman’s Director of Sustainability Dana Davis and Director of Social & Environmental Affairs, Celine DeCarlo, Nest’s Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Schneider; Macy’s Manager of Responsible Sourcing & Production, Liz Pulos, and Cienne New York’s Co-Founder and Creative Director Nicole Heim.

According to Andrea Kennedy, Fashiondex Founder and an adjunct faculty member at LIM College, “We in the fashion industry are lagging behind in moving to sustainability and circularity. Many companies just don’t know where to start. This conference will highlight brands and innovators who are working in the sustainable fashion realm profitably. They will share their successful strategies and lessons learned. Sustainability in mainstream fashion’s time has come.”

Michael P. Londrigan, Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College notes, "What better place to hold this summit than at LIM College — we are where business meets fashion. This opportunity to share ideas will enhance our students’ experience and provide vital information for our faculty. We anticipate that, as the future leaders of the fashion business, our students will take this knowledge and these practical ideas on sustainability and enact them when they’re in the workforce."

Event sponsors include the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, the North American Suri Company, and Texworld, USA.

A limited number of discounted tickets ($20) are available for LIM College students and faculty. For the full conference schedule and to purchase tickets go to: https://www.fashiondex.com/summit/