It's that time of year again. Fashion Revolution Week is upon us and that means our 3rd annual Panel & Pop Up Party is coming. If you're ready to connect with sustainable fashion leaders, shop ethical fashion brands, and practically learn how you can help push the industry in a more positive direction for people and planet, then grab your tickets, spread the word, because you won't want to miss this event!
What's Fashion Revolution?
If you've been dabbling in the ethical and sustainable fashion space for any length of time then you have likely come across Fashion Revolution. To give you a refresher, 6 years ago on April 24th, 2013 a large factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh killing 1,134 garment workers in one day. It was the largest tragedy the fashion industry has ever seen and it awoke the industry and the world to the massive problems happening in fashion's hidden supply chain. The UK organization, Fashion Revolution, formed shortly after, creating an official Fashion Revolution Day on April 24th to honor the victims and calling for higher transparency in the fashion industry.
As THR3EFOLD works everyday to equip the fashion industry to make better decisions for people and planet we pause each year to connect with leading industry professionals and brands, learn practical ways to keep improving, and celebrate the progress we've made together.
BUILDING A BETTER FASHION INDUSTRY PANEL & POP UP PARTY
WHERE: Center for Social Innovation at 601 W 26th Street #325 (11th Ave), NYC
WHEN: Thursday, April 25th 2019 6:30-9:00pm
WHAT: Panel Discussion and Ethical Fashion Pop Up Shop
PATRICK DUFFY | Founder, Global Fashion Exchange (GFX)
Patrick Duffy is the founder of Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) a global platform and consultancy promoting sustainability in the fashion industry through forums, educational content and cultural events for consumers and brands. Patrick powers creative teams in New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and London and has produced events, created marketing campaigns around the world for some of the world’s most recognized brands. In addition to his work with GFX, Patrick also manages global partnerships for Common Objective, an intelligent business network for the fashion industry based in the UK.
JESSICA SCHREIBER | Founder, FABSCRAP
Jessica Schreiber is the Founder of FABSCRAP, which provides convenient pickup and recycling of fabric scraps from businesses in New York City and creates opportunities for reuse. Prior to launching FABSCRAP, she was responsible for New York City’s textile recycling and e-waste recycling contracts and programs as a Senior Manager in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability at the Department of Sanitation. She has a Master’s degree in Climate and Society from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and was recently featured in Apparel Magazine’s Top Elite Under 30.
CAL MCNEIL | Program Director, Council for Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Cal McNeil is a Minnesota native who graduated with a BA in Print Journalism and Convergent Media from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2012. He has held positions in-house at luxury designer brands including womenswear ready-to-wear and accessories brand Altuzarra and handbag and jewelry designer Sang A, as well as leading fashion editorial site Style.com (now Vogue Runway), focusing on market and trend stories. Since 2015, he has worked for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening American fashion designers in the global economy. He began within the corporate partnerships team and managed partnerships such as Amazon Fashion, Samsung, NFL and more and in 2018, began to lead all supply chain and manufacturing programming, initiatives and partnerships for the CFDA including the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI).
NGOZI OKARO | Executive Director, Custom Collaborative
Ngozi Okaro, Executive Director of Custom Collaborative, a small scale production factory providing training and work to low-income and immigrant women in New York City. Ngozi is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Morgan State University and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and New York. Among other distinctions, she is certified by New York University’s Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, was a 2014 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, and is a graduate of the Coro Leadership New York program. She is an advocate for socio-economic justice who builds bridges in and between organizations and individuals to create opportunity and access.
CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
Center for Social Innovation - (CSI) is a co-working space, community, and launchpad for people who are changing the world. We provide our members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact. Together, we’re building a movement of nonprofits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, artists and activists working across sectors to create a better world.
Since we opened our doors over a year ago, CSI Starrett-Lehigh has grown into a thriving community of social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, creatives and innovators working across sectors, in farming to finance and everything in between. From workshops to socials, we work hard and make sure to have fun while doing it. It's no surprise members say that being at CSI has greatly expanded both their professional and personal networks.
POP UP SHOP
Stay tuned on our event page for the latest list of pop up brand participants as we get closer to the event. The THR3EFOLD pop up marketplace will be a fun place to support brands making a great impact for people and planet in this world.
READY TO RSVP?
You won't to miss this highly anticipated event. Every year, attendees rave about the incredible connections they were able to make for their business in addition the practical lessons and fun shopping as well. But space is limited so grab your tickets now.