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The New Fashion Initiative Advisory Council 2019

Advisory Council and Team Celebrates The New Fashion Initiative

The New Fashion Initiative launched with the aim of accelerating sustainable fashion solutions through policy initiatives, educational tools and programming, and citizen engagement. Our Advisory Council, a group of experts in their fields got together on Oct. 16, 2019 at Spring Studios in Lower Manhattan to celebrate a successful ...

Fashion Waste Policy Alliance Debuts at FIT’s Sustainability Week

The Fashion Waste Policy Alliance. October 15, 2019 @ Fashion Institute of Technology.L to R: Lauren B. Fay, Founder of TNFI; Sara Ziff of Model Alliance; Jessica Schreiber of FABSCRAP; Elizabeth L. Cline, TNFI Member and author of "The Conscious Closet"; Ariele Elia, FIT Project CoordinatorThe Fashion Waste Policy Alliance. ...

New Apparel Policy Group Proposes a Ban on Textile Waste

A newly formed working group aims to develop policy solutions to address the fashion industry’s environmental impact. In light of growing concerns about fashion’s textile waste crisis, the group will propose enacting a ban on the destruction of unsold fashion goods. They will discuss the pros and cons of this ...
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TNFI and Eileen Fisher Team Up To Drive Sustainable Fashion Forward

L to R, Standing: Jessica Schreiber, Founder of FABSCRAP; Amanda Lynch, Director of the Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University; Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons; Abrima Erwiah, Co-Founder of Studio One Eighty Nine; Kerin McCauley, Senior Associate Director at NYU ...

Is Circularity Just a Buzzword? It’s Good Business, Say Texworld Panelists

Panelists from left to right: Scott Echols (ZDHC Foundation), Michele Zollinger, Tricia Carey (Director of Global Business Development – Apparel, Lenzing Fibers), and moderator Karla Magruder, funder of Fabrikology Internation. The circular economy has made the news. The term refers to designing out waste and creating a closed-loop system that ...
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Consumers Want Transparency. At Texworld, Brands Share How They Achieve It

Panelists from left to right: Maggie Kervick (GCNYC Director of Strategy & Integrated Partnerships), Juliette Barre (Director of Business Development and Marketing, Sourcemap), Leslie Ferrick (Senior Manager of Fabric R&D/Sourcing Dept., Athleta), Karen Newman (United Nations Consultant), and Louise Claughton (Senior Director, PVH Corp.) Consumers and investors alike want to know ...

The Untold History of Blue Jeans, Indigo, and Slavery

Denim and especially denim in the form of “blue jeans” is often thought of as the American contribution to fashion worldwide, but the story of how this came to be leaves out the hefty contributions of enslaved people. This more complex, less whitewashed story was told during a panel discussion ...

New FabScrap Store Sells Textiles Spared From Landfills

By Anita IrlenFrom the sustainable creations hanging on the walls by local “reuse” designers and artists (currently featuring the designs of Zero Waste Daniel) to the neat piles and bolts of scrap textiles, trimmings and even leather and suede for sale, the new FabScrap store is like candy to ...

GoodStuffNYC: An Immersive, Circular Fashion Experience

Good Stuff NYC is a pop-up experience of living well in the circular economy. It runs May 31st through June 28th, 2019 at the South Street Seaport. A sustainable, circular fashion industry is often thought of as some aspirational, distant future, but a month-long pop-up aims to change that perception. ...

Why These Socially Conscious Designers Avoid “Sustainability”

Photo by Katya MoormanSpeaking against a backdrop of pre-loved luxury handbags at the TheRealReal store in Soho on Monday night, the designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of streetwear brand Public School talked about their evolution over the last few years from streetwear pioneers into a socially conscious brand. Carmen ...
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