We have a BIG announcement! THR3EFOLD is coming to Chicago! If you're ready to connect with local fashion leaders and practically learn how to build a brand for people and planet, then you won't want to miss this event!
As THR3EFOLD works everyday to equip the fashion industry to make better decisions for people and planet, we want to make sure we are equipping the whole fashion industry, which is why we launched our THR3EFOLD Agent program. Over the coming weeks you'll learn more about the fun events coming up from our new THR3EFOLD Agents but for now, Chicago.
The Road to an Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Brand
WHERE: EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario - 3W, Chicago, IL 60654
WHEN: Monday, April 22nd, 6-8 pm
WHAT: Panel Discussion and Networking
HODA KATEBI | Founder/CEO, Blue Tin Production
Hoda Katebi is a Chicago-based "angry" daughter of Muslim-Iranian immigrants. She is the voice behind JooJoo Azad, the radical, political fashion online publication hailed from BBC to VOGUE to the New York Times, and author of the book Tehran Streetstyle, the first-ever in-print documentation and celebration of illegal fashion in Iran. She also hosts #BecauseWeveRead, a radical, international book club with meet-ups in cities around the world. Offline, Hoda is an abolitionist & community organizer and is also developing a sewing co-operative of refugee women in Chicago, Bluetin Production. Her academic research explores the intersections of fashion, gender, and the state in Iran. She runs on saffron ice cream & colonizer tears.
ADILAH MUHAMMAD | Founder, ADILAH M
Born and raised in the Windy City, Adilah Muhammad is the founder and creative force behind the women’s designer brand, ADILAH M. At a young age, Adilah was drawn to become a maker, dabbling into anything that she could create with her hands. She began learning how to sew and design from mentors and tailors in the city of Chicago. In 2017, she launched her own line ADILAH M, a women’s contemporary brand designed to empower modest women by providing modern silhouettes and bold styles. She draws inspiration from her multicultural heritage and aspects of her everyday life. She has been featured in numerous fashion shows, events and publications. Adilah enjoys traveling the world and sharing experiences with others as she connects her passion for fashion knowledge with the greater community.
THERESA VANDERMEER | Founder, Work + Shelter
Theresa VanderMeer is a social entrepreneur who believes that business can be a vehicle for positive social and environmental change. Merging her corporate experience at ad giants like Google and Publicis and her research on female economic empowerment, in 2011 she founded WORK+SHELTER, an ethical cut-and-sew production house that trains and employs marginalized women in New Delhi, India. From sourcing to operations Theresa passionately advocates for female empowerment and access to education, and environmental justice. She splits her time between Chicago and Delhi, loves poetry, and can be found exercising her champion sleeping abilities at less-than-ideal places like Burning Man.
ABIGAIL GLAUM-LATHBURY | Artist & Designer
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury is a Chicago based artist and designer who for nearly a decade produced a women’s ready-to-wear collection that showed during New York Market week and sold nationally and internationally. In 2014 she co-founded the Rational Dress Society, a collective that raises questions around identity and consumption through a radical approach to inclusive sizing. Using the fundamentally relational aspects of fashion as a critical platform, her work explores the discursive potential found in clothing and dressing, arguing for a rethinking and transformation of the fashion system. Glaum-Lathbury is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown at museums around the globe and covered in numerous publications.
A special thank you to Catan Pisco for providing beverages and sweet treats by Warm Belly Bakery.
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If you are in Chicago this April, you don't want to miss the incredible connections and practical lessons for your business at this event. But space is limited so grab your tickets now.