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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