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LIVE: No Room for Extinction
As part of Fashion and The Oceans, a series of talks initiated by Global Fashion Exchange, sustainability Strategist, Lilian Liu, who works to create bold sustainability visions and roadmaps for companies with Futerra talks to Sara Arnold, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion's Fashion Action group. Tune in at 2pm BST, 10th July 2020 Instagram: @extinctionrebellion Facebook: @extinctionrebellion Youtube: Extinction Rebellion #extinctionrebellion #climatechange #globalwarming
Trash Talk: Rachel Kibbe, Carmen Gama and Roddy Clarke.discuss fashion's issues and solutions
Talking trash with Rachel Kibbe, Carmen Gama and Roddy Clarke has never been so much fun! These experts bring their vast pool of knowledge and industry experience together and discuss solutions focusing on circular design to keep waste out of the oceans. Tuesday, July 14 at 10am EST/ 3pm BST. ZOOM: Fashion X Oceans; Trash Talk https://zoom.us/j/92817424995?pwd=MHlpdjQwNjY0aWFNbU9FNmtFNk1ydz09 Meeting ID: 928 1742 4995 Password: 345398 Carmen Gama is a New York-based designer born and raised in Mexico. She attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York and graduated as a finalist for the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award, Class of 2015. Upon graduation, Gama’s ‘Sustainable Urban Outerwear’ thesis earned her the inaugural Eileen Fisher x CFDA Social Innovator fellowship. During her fellowship, Gama worked collaboratively to design a scalable and profitable manufacturing system for the recycled EILEEN FISHER garments, which concluded with a “Remade in The USA” capsule collection that debued in July 2016. Today, EILEEN FISHER Renew has taken back over a million garments and done over 10 million dollars in sales. Gama has a true passion for solution-based design and technological innovation. Through this framework she is constantly challenging her design values by striving to design clothes with the potential to last a lifetime and utilizing processes that make the most of old garments to create new designs. Gama has been featured in numerous publications including Womens Wear Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and Harper’s Bazaar. Rachel Kibbe has worked in a sustainable and circular fashion space for over a decade, providing private and public consultancy to global brands, governments, impact capital funds, and non-profits on circularity, with an emphasis on textile waste. Rachel also regularly featured in WWD, The Guardian, Refinery29, The Business of Fashion, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Nylon, as well as speaking internationally on the topics of sustainable fashion, brand building, and textile waste. Roddy Clarke focuses on the sustainable design processes across interiors and architecture with a passion to develop a circular design mindset. After working in restoration for five years and growing up under the influence of my father, a china and porcelain restorer, it has become inherent to look at design which has a positive impact both socially and environmentally. Gaining first-hand experience gave me the tools to develop my personal understanding of design in this way which I developed whilst immersing myself into the industry. As a journalist for a wide variety of international publications, I investigate the circular design process in detail and also host events and conversations throughout the industry to instigate further discussions around the topic of sustainability. I have worked across radio and other media formats to broaden my conversations including working with emerging designers to look at the future of material innovation.
HANGING IN THERE: Patrick McDowell speaks with Gartan Maijer of Arch and Hook
Patrick McDowell talks with Arch & Hook, the hanger brand that’s worked with fashion names including Saint Laurent, Vetements and Harrods, is on a mission to make the functional, everyday object sexy and sustainable. “Hangers are a product that nobody wants to think about, it’s such a dull product to most people, but in the U.S. alone, 40 billion plastic hangers get imported and 30 billion of those end up in a landfill. That’s one and a half Empire State buildings,” - Sjoerd Fauser, founder and chief executive officer of Arch & Hook
INNOVATION VS ACTION FOR THE OCEANS
An open discussion with changemakers in the fashion industry. Both innovation and action are needed to reverse and regenerate the destruction of our oceans. Featuring: Rosalie Mann, Founder of No More Plastic Julie Pelipas, Fashion Director of Vogue Ukraine Lindsey Wixson, Fashion Model Angela Fink, Creative Director Moderating By: ShihYun Kuo, Co-CEO & Founder of lablaco & Circular Fashion Summit Lorenzo Albrighi, Co-CEO & Founder of lablaco & Circular Fashion Summit Please explore links mentioned in this video. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.interestingengineering.com/meet-ooho-a-sustainable-water-bottle-you-can-eat-and-drink https://www.cleantecinfra.com/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.entrepreneur.com/amphtml/276374 https://www.shiniusa.com/2019/06/28/innovations-happening-in-the-plastics-industry-right-now/ https://theoceancleanup.com/ https://oceanconservancy.org/ https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/ https://www.thebluecarboninitiative.org/ https://www.weareprojectzero.org/ http://www.pepctplastics.com/ https://seabinproject.com/ https://packagefreeshop.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2LXgiKzN6gIVg4vICh2M-A6IEAAYASAAEgKSJfD_BwE https://stayblooming.org/ig/
Take Back Black Friday
LAGOS FASHION WEEK x Swapping Clothing + Saving The Planet
Lagos FW Business: ShihYun Kuo (Co-CEO & Founder, Lablaco) and Onyinye Fafi Obi, Series Patrick Duffy (Founder, The SwapChain), join Denola Grey to explore blockchain technology and sustainable alternatives to buying and solutions to overconsumption of fashion items. — Meet The Moderator, Denola Grey (@denolagrey) Denola Grey is a freelance fashion consultant and writer. Utilizing his 5-year, pan-African television career, as an on-air multimedia personality, Denola blends his passions for culture and urban sartorialism, offering impeccable insight into brand development and creative design. — Meet The Panelist, Patrick Duffy (@mrpatrickduffy) Patrick Duffy is the founder of Swap Chain and co-founder the Global Fashion Exchange (GFX), an organization devoted to community-building by organizing clothing swaps. While GFX’s swap events boast attendees from supermodels to fashion heavy weights, it’s goal is always first and foremost about climate justice. — Meet The Panelist, ShihYun Kuo (@elianakuo) In 2016, ShihYun Kuo co-founded Lablaco, the first Circular Fashion Platform with a mission to accelerate the digitalisation and transition towards the Circular Economy of the Fashion Industry. By leveraging Blockchain within an open source platform, Lablaco aims to redesign a new ecosystem for fashion industry by introducing new sustainable business models and re-defining the relationships among retailers, brands, designers, influencers, content creators and consumers in a single system. — Meet The Panelist, Onyinye Fafi-Obi (@onyinyefafiobi) Onyinye Fafi Obi is an Art Director and she resides in Lagos with over a decade’s experience, leading multicultural and multilingual teams across Africa on the art of storytelling through advertising/ marketing campaigns. Her primary capacity is in the field of Fashion and she is particularly committed to the advancement of Nigerian/African fashion. . . If you like the episode, please like, share, and tag your friends and @fash_rev @fashion_act_now @ecoage @consciousfashioncampaign @fashiontakesaction @makesmthng @thesustainablefashionforum @whocareschronicles with #TakeBackBlackFriday and #LovedClothesLast in your posts!
Take Back Black Friday interview with The Or Foundation Co-Founder Liz Ricketts
Liz Ricketts is co-founder of The OR Foundation, an organization working to expand perspectives across borders and beyond single stories. Here, Liz shares her research on the importation of secondhand clothes in Ghana, a practice she’s been observing since 2011. Excess with nowhere to go. Roughly 15 million items are unloaded in Kantamanto every week. Kantamanto may be the largest market in Ghana, but there are many more secondhand clothing markets throughout the country. With a national population of just over 30 million people, not all of this clothing can possibly find a home. Through surveys, interviews, waste analysis and synthesizing various data points over a two year period we have concluded that 40% of the clothing in each bale becomes waste. This waste is dumped in overflowing sanitary landfills (thus undermining the engineered safeguards such as leachate control), dumped in the Gulf of Guinea or sent to open, unplanned landfills where it burns in the backyards of Accra’s most vulnerable neighborhoods (sometimes referred to as slums). In 2017, secondhand clothing from Kantamanto Market alone made up 20% of the planned capacity of Kpone Landfill, the primary engineered landfill for the city of Accra. I would like to underscore that because many people in Ghana do not have consistent household trash pickup, almost all of the clothing lying in Ghana’s landfills comes directly from secondhand markets. For more about Liz + Brandon and The Or Foundation please follow along at @theorispresent and deadwhitemansclothes.org or reach out to email@example.com to get involved.
Take Back Black Friday: Kerry Bannigan Social Entrepreneur + Founder of @consciousfashioncampaign
#TakeBlackFriday conversation with @kerrybannigan founder of @consciousfashioncampaign @sdgmediazone - Link In Bio . Kerry Bannigan is an expert in global fashion, retail and media public-private partnerships that advocate for sustainable development. Championing business, Governments, and industry to curate purpose-driven activations, initiatives, and content to amplify economic, social, and environmental innovations. Conversation Focus: "Consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Responsible consumption and production is about doing more and better with less. It is also about decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation, increasing resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles. Responsible consumption and production can also contribute substantially to poverty alleviation and the transition towards low-carbon and green economies." Via @consciousfashioncampaign . . . #takebackblackfriday Link in bio for full video If you like the episode, please like, share, and tag your friends and @fash_rev @fashion_act_now @ecoage @consciousfashioncampaign @fashiontakesaction @makesmthng @thesustainablefashionforum @whocareschronicles with #TakeBackBlackFriday and #LovedClothesLast in your posts!
Take Back Black Friday interview with Kelly Drennan founder of Fashion Takes Action
Kelly Drennan is a systems thinker, thought leader and disruptor devoted to making change within the fashion industry. In 2007 she founded Fashion Takes Action, out of her desire to create a better, more sustainable future for her two daughters. Her role at FTA is to identify the barriers to sustainability that exist for both industry and consumers, and do what she can to remove them. Determined to make fashion circular, Kelly is currently conducting Canada’s first textile recycling feasibility study, which will result in an industry roadmap in spring 2021. From 2018-2020 she convened the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) which was a group of more than 30 stakeholders (municipalities, charities, collectors, retailers, NGOs, policymakers and academics) committed to increasing textile diversion, through a collective impact framework. Kelly is an advisor to the Textile Lab for Circularity in Vancouver, and is an active member of the City of Toronto’s Circular Economy Working Group and brings her sustainability expertise to their Fashion Industry Advisory Panel. Kelly is also working with the Canadian Standards Association to develop a set of circular guidelines for the fashion industry. Kelly created the annual WEAR conference in 2014, which has now become the WEAR webinar series. In these seven years, she has hosted hundreds of industry experts in sharing practical insights to thousands of global attendees. She is a sought-after speaker herself, having given hundreds of presentations to industry, academics and consumers, and most recently she delivered a TED talk as part of the Global TED Countdown event focused on climate action. Kelly is passionate about collaboration and bringing together multiple perspectives in an effort to take action. In 2019 she co-created the Sustainable Fashion Toolkit in partnership with PwC Canada, and she oversees FTA’s youth education program My Clothes My World that she created in 2015 for students in grades 4-12 — delivered to more than 20,000 students in classrooms across Ontario and in Vancouver – and which is now being delivered digitally.
Take Back Black Friday interview with Lilian Liu - Activist + Sustainability Strategist
Lilian Liu has been working in sustainable fashion for a decade. With a background in partnerships – previously at the United Nations in public policy and sustainability – she is currently a sustainability strategist for Futerra, a change agency and B-Corporation. The role positions her to work with influential brands in order to shape their vision around sustainability. Look forward to a spirited and optimistic interview with Lilian as she offers suggestions, insights on the future. If you like the episode, please like, share, and tag your friends and @fash_rev @fashion_act_now @ecoage @consciousfashioncampaign @fashiontakesaction @makesmthng @thesustainablefashionforum @whocareschronicles with #TakeBackBlackFriday and #LovedClothesLast in your posts! #sustainable #ecofriendly #eco #organic #design #sustainableliving #sustainablefashion #fashion #nature #green #environment #ecofashion #style #ethical
Take Back Black Friday: Founder + Creative Director of Eco-Ago Livia Firth
#TakeBackBlackFriday Conversation with Livia Firth MBE about Black Friday. Founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age – a leading consulting and creative agency specialized in integrated sustainability, and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, filmmaker + documentarian, supply chain expert, style icon, creator of #30Wears and champion for change. Also, the executive producer of the life-changing film that needs to be in everyone's playlist - https://truecostmovie.com/ - @truecostmovie @andrew_morgan Livia is renowned for creating compelling frameworks and campaigns for environmental and social justice with global reach. A founding member of Annie Lennox’s ‘The Circle’, a powerful women’s advocacy group, she recently presented the findings of The Circle’s Living Wage report to the EU Commission. Livia is a UN Leader of Change and has also been recognised with the UN Fashion 4 Development Award and the Rainforest Alliance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability. She is a powerful communicator on progressive change; her keynote addresses include to the World Economic Forum. With Eco-Age, Livia also produced the award winning documentary The True Cost, directed by Andrew Morgan and the mini series Fashionscapes now available on Amazon Prime. Livia also co-wrote and produced The Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 – the first event in the world to be filmed using augmented reality, hologram technology and special effects. The film is now available on Sky and YouTube’s Fashion Channel. If you like the episode, please like, share, and tag your friends and @liviafirth @ecoage @fash_rev @fashion_act_now @consciousfashioncampaign @fashiontakesaction @makesmthng @thesustainablefashionforum @whocareschronicles with #TakeBackBlackFriday and #LovedClothesLast in your posts!
GFX + LAFS - Earth Month / Patrick Duffy...
GFX + LAFS: Leonardo Bonanni CEO w/ Patrick Duffy talk about supply chain transparency
GFX + LAFS: Leonardo Bonanni CEO w/ Patrick Duffy Dr. Leonardo Amerigo Bonanni is the founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain transparency company. Consumers, Manufacturers, and Brands use Sourcemap to trace products to the raw material and ensure that social and environmental standards are met every step of the way. Leo has been named among the 'Most Influential People in Business Ethics' by Ethisphere, and among 'America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs' by Bloomberg Businessweek. He is a supply chain transparency advocate, a designer and engineer. He developed Sourcemap as part of his PhD at the MIT Media Lab in 2007. He also teaches at NYU, is a visiting researcher at MIT.
GFX + LAFS: Gabriella Smith + The UpCycle Project
Patrick Duffy interviews Gabriella Smith about The UpCycle Project and how t is making a positive impact, as a result of the COVID Crisis for Latin American Fashion Summit. (He is super excited as his welcome might denote) Gabriella Smith is the co-founder and business development director of The UpCycle Project. She has more than eight years marketing and sales experience with luxury brands and consumer goods. As a conscious observer, Gabriella believes that the future of fashion will be through sustainable sourcing and ethically-made clothes. Her passion lies in creating a clothing recycling facility, where clothing can be sorted and upcycled into new threads and fabric. The UpCycle Project is a platform that encourages creatives, designers and students to rethink the waste created by the fashion industry through re-using or ‘upcycling’ textiles and garments that would have otherwise been discarded. Through educational workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows, student competitions and events, The UpCycle Project invites the audience to experience sustainability & style in an exciting and fashion-forward context.
GFX + LAFS Earth Month Special Interview - Bandana Tewari w/ Patrick Duffy
Patrick Duffy interviews Bandana Tewari about creativity and culture amidst the COVID Crisis for Latin American Fashion Summit Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle editor, sustainable activist and formerly the editor-at-large as well as the fashion features director of Vogue India. For 13 years, Tewari has reported on the socio-political role of fashion, until stepping down from her role at Vogue to focus her efforts on advocating for change within the industry. Growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas, Tewari studied English literature from Irish and Nepalese nuns, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's degree in communications and filmmaking in New Delhi. After graduation, she began contributing regularly to international fashion publications as well as local editions, such as Elle. Helming Vogue India Tewari aimed to educate and engage readers in India about international luxury brands, weaving in profiles of Gucci and Louis Vuitton with context about Indian consumers. At the same time, she offered insight into Indian culture with an emphasis on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, and practices for western labels attempting to establish a presence in the market, such as avoiding ostentatious displays in certain months and tailoring products for local consumers. In 2006, she was named fashion journalist of the year at the Fashion Awards in Mumbai, before moving to Bali, where she is now based.