In this intimate and timely conversation between international fashion industry experts, Sass Brown, Marieke Eyskoot, and Tara St. James, will each share from their vast experiences. The focus will be on constructive strategies that have helped to bring about lasting and impactful change towards a more sustainable fashion industry. The space for the event is donated by Trimlab, a hi-tech product development center and trim showroom in the heart of the fashion district.
Marieke wrote the first Dutch guide to fair fashion and lifestyle, called ‘Talking Dress’, created the accompanying (free) shopping app and is co-founder and organizer of forward fashion trade show MINT (the ethical fashion trade show of the Benelux, part of Modefabriek) . Her trademark is the combination of fashion made with respect for people and our environment, and amazing style. She is also a consultant for (sustainable) fashion brands, event presenter and host, speaker and part-time newsreader.
Sass Brown is Acting Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Originally from London, Sass communicates and promotes the best in eco fashion design, through a multitude of media, most notably her books; Eco Fashion and ReFashioned, her website www.ecofashiontalk.com and her journalism.
Tara St James is founder and designer of Study NY , an ethical contemporary womenswear brand based in New York City that produces seasonless clothing with sustainably sourced materials through ethical production. Most recently, Study NY has begun global collaborations with designers and artisan groups that share the belief that clothes should be well-made using quality materials.
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The Ethical Fashion Academy is dedicated to inspiring designers and consumers to make conscious lifestyle choices. Founded in 2012 by Francisca Pineda, creative director for accessory brand BHAVA.
This event is Free, but please RSVP is required.