Wear Your Values: Making Fashion A Force For Good
Join Remake for a special luncheon: Wear Your Values, Making Fashion a Force for Good hosted by the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy on June 18th from Noon to 2 pm at the Luxe Hotel.
The fashion industry valued at $3 trillion is one of the largest employers of women. In Los Angeles alone there are 45,000 garment makers, of which 60% are women. But with apparel production at 100 billion pieces a year to clothe just 7 billion people on the planet, the industry’s hyper growth has devastating impact on climate, water, natural resources and people. Join us for a solution focused conversation with experts on the frontlines of advocacy, tech innovation and sustainable business models that are disrupting fashion’s reliance on over consumption to build an industry that does more good for women and our planet.
Workshop: Clothing Care With Elizabeth Cline
Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed and now The Conscious Closet, will explain how to care for your clothing with a dramatically reduced environmental impact. You’ll save time on laundry and your clothes will look far better for longer. This workshop covers how to remove and prevent pills from knits and sweaters, hand wash delicates and reshape clothing, freshen garments between wearings, evaluate when garments truly need laundering, and tips on removing stains and laundering without the use of chemically-intensive stain removers and detergent.
Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York-based author, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability and labor rights. Her critically acclaimed 2012 expose, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, first revealed the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, economy, and society to an American audience and is a founding book of the global ethical and sustainable fashion movement. Overdressed is read around the world in seven languages, including Italian. Cline’s much-anticipated follow-up book, The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good, is set for release in August of 2019 by Penguin Random House. In it, Cline delves into fresh research on fashion’s impacts and illustrates how we can come together and leverage our everyday fashion choices to transform the apparel industry and change the world through style.
Founder of Remake Ayesha Barenblat and Remake Ambassadors Yimin Deng and Anh Le are speaking at bioFASHIONtech, the inaugural annual summit for ecological fashion natives – the new generation of designers making planetary well-being not just a goal of our design (i.e., “do less harm”) but the defining impulse of our creative work and framework for its production.
The summit brings together makers and thought leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, investors and retailers working at the forefront of emerging technologies for experimental textiles, new systems of community-based manufacturing, and business model innovation.
Within one year, Gen Z will outstrip millennials as the most populous generation, comprising 32% of the population. Combined, we are market force. Our values count.
Millennials and Gen Z are rightfully branded as mission-driven and impact-oriented. “Good fashion” is not good enough for an industry declared by the 2018 UN Economic Commission for Europe as an environmental emergency.
Our quest for products and processes that heal and restore ecological balance goes beyond mere sustainability. We are inspired, and compelled, by the pragmatic recognition that our lives depend on it.
Mend It Monday With Remade In Brooklyn
Join Remade in Brooklyn and learn to mend, darn, patch and LOVE your clothes!
Say Goodbye To Stuff Sustainably
Where does our stuff go when we get rid of it?!
Join Good Stuff and Zach Cohen, Founder and CEO of The Junkluggers, for a discussion on proper disposal of our unwanted things.
The Junkluggers is an eco-friendly furniture removal company located in New York City. Our company’s mission is to keep as many items out of the landfill as possible by donating, reuse and recycling the “junk” collected. We are very serious about are mission of keeping our customers items out of the landfill that we’ve made a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) to keep 100% of the items we removed out of the landfill by the end of 2020. To read more about what we do, check out www.junkluggers.com
Zachary Cohen has a strong passion for donations, reuse and recycling. His key goal with The Junkluggers is leaving the world a better place than before our business entered into it. Zach has been around junk (and donations) for over a decade. Zach graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of science with a focus on Accounting from the School of Business. Some areas of The Junkluggers that Zach specializes include strategy (by design), accounting, finance, culture and leadership. When Zach isn’t working, he can be found hiking in the woods with his dog Cooper or kayaking on Canoe Brook Lake. Zach has participated in Big Brother Big Sister of Southeastern Connecticut for over a decade with his little brother (who’s not so little anymore) Wyntrel.
Make It Last Clothes Drive
Unravel Presents: Clothing Swap for Fashion Revolution Week
An Evening To Wear Your Values
Made In Mexico Screening at SF Green Film Festival
Earth Fashion Day – Spiritual and Sustainable Spring cleaning
Sustainable Lifestyle Brand Showcase
Made In Mexico SF Premiere
Conscious Fashion & Policy Panel
Thrive Spring Clothing Swap with Wear it Wise
Made In Mexico Premiere
NYC Meetup with Remake Founder Ayesha Barenblat