Made In Mexico Premiere
The fashion industry remains rife with exploitation – low wages, unsafe conditions and unrest. Yet the industry also has the power to be a force for good. It employs 75+ million people, mostly women in their early twenties. These jobs could be the best first step out of poverty. Fundamental to these problems is the invisibility of makers throughout the industry’s vast and complex supply chain. Millions of women toil unseen and unrecognized, without a voice in the system.
Enter Remake. Labeled as the Peace Corps of fashion, Remake is a non-profit that believes that fashion can be a force for good. With firsthand documentary footage and stories, Remake makes the invisible women who power the fashion industry visible. With their #WearYourValues campaign, Remake arms you with facts the fashion industry doesn’t want you to know, shares solutions on how to break up with fast fashion through curated edits, featuring products that respects women and the planet.
To support its Mission, Remake takes influencers and future designers into garment maker communities around the world to meet the women who make our clothes face-to-face. It’s through these interactions we’re able to get a firsthand look into her life, hopes, and dreams as well as gain a better understanding about the ethics of manufacturing and production. Remake journeys build empathy across the fashion supply chain, inspiring millennial shoppers and designers to use their power to change the system for good. At this event come meet Parsons students who have been on these life-changing journeys from Sri Lanka, Cambodia to Mexico.
Join Remake’s Founder, Ayesha Barenblat, as she shares Made In Mexico, Remake’s newest film short featuring fashion activist Amanda Hearst and students from California College of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, and Duke University. Follow along as they meet Olivia, Veronica, and Reina, the fierce women makers behind our Made In Mexico fast fashion labels.
Immediately after the screening, stick around for a thought-provoking panel and interactive conversation on what fashion and women’s empowerment truly means featuring Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons, Ayesha Barenblat, sustainable fashion activist and Founder of Remake, and Carmen Gama, lead designer for Eileen Fisher Renew.
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration and Welcome, Dean Burak Cakmak
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Remake x Parsons Partnership, Ayesha Barenblat, Founder and Brendan McCarthy, Director BFA Fashion Design Systems & Materiality
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Made in Mexico Film Screening
7:30 – 8:45 pm: How meeting the women who make our clothes changed my design career. Panel discussion featuring Parsons students: Allie (Cambodia), Yimin (Sri Lanka) and Josefina (Mexico).
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