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The Future is Circular: A Sustainable Fashion Symposium

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Free

Join us for The Future is Circular – an evening of talks from fashion innovators who are leading the way in transforming fashion into a more circular, sustainable industry.

The event kicks off with a fireside chat on circular design with Miranda Bennett of Miranda Bennett Studio and Lilah Horowitz, the creative lead for Eileen Fisher RENEW, hosted by Cory Skuldt of Bard Sustainability MBA and the Net Impact Wear it Wise campaign.

Next, listen to a series of 5 minute lightning talks from all corners of the Austin circular fashion scene–from Fortune 500 to new entrepreneurs to a global non-profit:

  • Open Arms: Social enterprise for the Multicultural Refugee Coalition employs refugee women in manufacturing sustainable sewn goods, including a line of repurposed home decor for IKEA.
  • Classic Childhood: Online European-style children’s clothing boutique upcycling scrap fabric and men’s shirts into baby rompers and accessories
  • T-Shirts for Hunger: Travis County program that employs county inmates to sew used T-shirts into reusable bags for Travis County Community Center food pantries
  • KenzerQuest: 80s and 90s clothing upcycled into modern pieces by 15-year-old entrepreneur
  • Paleo Denim: Austin manufacturer making selvedge denim jeans on reconditioned sewing machines, offering repair & hemming services
  • Textile Exchange: A global non-profit working to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population

networking reception hosted by Net Impact will follow the talks from 5-6 PM.

Visit http://sustainablefashionatx.com for other Sustainable Fashion Week events in Austin!

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-is-circular-a-sustainable-fashion-symposium-tickets-44679609916?aff=es2

Organizer

Austin Resource Recovery
Phone:
5129746028
Email:
alejandra.duarte@austintexas.gov

Venue

Austin Tinkering School
1122
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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