Eco-Fashion: From Birkenstock to Couture

Eco-Fashion: From Birkenstock to Couture

Tierra Forte, Founder and Designer, Del Forte Denim
Caren Holzman, Director of Category Management, TransFair USA
Zem Joaquin, Director, Global Green Board; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Ecofabulous; Contributing Editor,
Maggie Kim, Co-founder and Designer, oda, Joslin Van Arsdale, Owner, Eco Citizen

From Birkenstock to Bloomingdale’s, environmentally conscious companies have been raising their profile in the fashion industry. This past decade has witnessed the birth of eco-fashion – stylized clothing that uses environmentally sustainable materials and responsible production techniques. But is eco-fashion really as sensitive as it claims to be, or is this just another superficial fashion hype? What are the forces driving eco-fashion forward? Will consumers always have to balance fashion against sustainability and cost? And if so, what factors affect these decisions? A panel of industry experts – including fashion designers and boutique owners – discusses the eco-fashion movement, its attributes and its future.

Location: Temple, 540 Howard St.
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. reception and party

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