Here are some great sustainable fashion events to take advantage of during the sleepy days of summer. Get connected and supercharge your way into the Fall/Holiday season.
Pop In to the Sustainable Fashion Community Center
New York Fair Trade Coalition has put together a Sustainable Fashion Community Center to create a space for those who wish to help push the sustainable fashion movement forward. It is open to the public and is hosting weekly lunch and learn workshops, monthly sustainable fashion community meetings, and night school series, and access to a clothing swap shop.
Swap Clothes at the Swap Shop
The Swap Shop is place to bring your lightly worn clothing to swap out to new to you threads. To participate simply grab a ticket to any of the swap days Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 1-5pm.
Schedule a Swap Shop Appointment
Attend a Lunch & Learn to Learn How to grow Your Business
Marketing 101 by Guru Talwar
Learn practical strategies on how to market and sell a sustainable fashion brand. Learn how to get started on a go-to-market plan for your brand.
July 17th 1-3pm, $25 includes lunch - Grab your ticket
Crowdfunding 101 by Jessica Kelly
We've successfully crowdfunded $22,500 for THR3EFOLD and our Founder wants to teach you how to do the same. Learn the best platforms to crowdfund and top tips and strategies to fundraise the money you need for your business from your personal network.
July 24th 1-3pm, $25 lunch included - Grab your ticket
SEO 101 by Elizabeth Stilwell
Learn best practices on SEO (search engine optimization) and how web accessibility can help or hurt your business.
July 31st 1-3pm, $25 lunch included - Grab your ticket
Connect with the Sustainable Fashion Community of New York City
Be Social Change Summer Connector
Be Social Change is a membership community helping people across all sectors build lives and careers of social impact. Be Social Change hosts weekly professional development workshops and social impact events, as well as curates discounts to sustainable businesses to inspire and guide people to make a difference through their careers and lifestyles. Their annual Social Impact Summer Connector is to bring together individuals and organizations driving impact across New York’s nonprofit, B Corp, social enterprise, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility sectors. The purpose is to strengthen the social impact sector by creating meaningful connections, building new partnerships, and sharing ideas and resources. Attendees can look forward to facilitated networking with passionate individuals and organizations working in various sectors of social impact to learn about each other's work and explore partnership opportunities.
Attend the Summer Connector or join, Be Social Change Membership is $19 a year.
BONUS: Shop the Ethical Alternative to Amazon Prime Day: July 15 - 16th
As you know Amazon is expanding it's Prime Day to two Prime Days. But did you know Amazon is not known for being the most ethical company? Well DoneGood, the "Amazon for Social Good Companies", has teamed up to offer an ethical alternative. Shop Better Days during Amazon Prime Days and find great discounts supporting incredible ethical fashion brands.
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