Fashion and sustainability: Look good, Feel good, Do good
Using Fashion as a Vehicle for Change
November 16, 2017
In order for the UN Sustainable Development Goals to thrive, all of civil society, world leaders, institutions, and private sectors must work together and take accountability for their actions and look for better sustainable alternatives. This would include businesses, especially within the fashion industry who have already taken initiative following the Triple Bottom Line. Fashion retailers and designers play a key role and responsibility for sustainability. This is a business model that incorporates the best interest of not only profit growth, but also of civil society and the environment for sustainable fashion. How do we encourage companies who may not have the resources to convert to more sustainable alternatives? Learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals relevance within the fashion industry. Discover how sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. This UNDPI NGO briefing will help identify major influencers shaping the sustainable fashion industry and we will highlight how NGOs, businesses, academia and youth through individual and collaborative initiatives can better align with the sustainable development agenda.
DPI NGO Briefing followed by a Sustainable Fashion Showcase
Date: 16 November 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 4, UNHQ, NY
Panel to include:
Patrick Duffy, founder, Global Fashion Exchange
Rebecca Van Bergen, founder, Nest
Andrea Reyes, founder, A.bernadette
Shivam Punjya, founder, behno
Amanda Carr, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Canopy