Past Event

You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters

Image - Fashion Matters
Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2 
Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer
Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author
Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition—Moderator

Presented in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co.

Fast fashion is out; thoughtful fashion is in. Companies and consumers alike increasingly rank sustainable practices, materials and missions as core to their values. Decisions around producing and purchasing often include assessing materials, manufacturing, supply chain practices and more, and it’s not just about the “made in” label on shirts anymore.

Today, global brands hire chief sustainability officers, and fledgling designers source materials carefully from day one. Consumers do their research, and magazines and fashion blogs feature resources to help identify environmentally friendly products.

How can businesses weave sustainability into the fabric of their enterprises from day one? What questions can consumers ask to encourage more environmentally friendly practices from the brands they love?

Join INFORUM and a panel of fashion and retail entrepreneurs and experts for a deep dive into how the fashion industry and consumers are collectively moving the needle on sustainability.

As part of the event, we’ll be collecting item donations for Goodwill, another partner of our supporter, Levi Strauss & Co! Goodwill is currently accepting items from this list, and there will be a donation box available on site when you arrive to the program. If you can’t bring items to the event but plan to make a donation later, find your nearest drop-off location here.