Today, Fashiondex and LIM College begin the ninth Fashion and Sustainability Summit panel conversation of 2020.
The one-hour conversation is an educational session diving into what existing materials fashion should be made of to close to loop and either be recyclable or to regenerate the soil and planet at the end of a product’s life. The event, titled “A Conversation on Circularity and Closed Loop Materials,” will be held on Zoom at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. The event features six circular materials experts who will share solutions on transitioning the fashion industry to a circular model and eliminating waste. The speakers are:
- Andrea Ferris, co-founder at Ciclo and Intrinsic Textiles Group
- Ashley Gill, director of standards at Textile Exchange
- Jorge Mataix, director at Eco-Life Yarn and Belda Llorens
- Ryan W. Hunt, co-founder and chief technology officer at Algix and Bloom
- Tony Verutti, director of partnerships at Parlay for the Oceans
The panel will be moderated by Fatima Anwar, founder and CEO of Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing and host of the podcast “Straight From the Source,” and Austin Sierra, Fashion and Sustainability senior, class of 2021, at LIM College.
“Our virtual series is aimed at educating the fashion industry on the ‘how’s in sustainability so designers, brands and manufacturers can create roadmaps to impact reduction and learn from leaders in sustainability on ways to use fashion to reverse climate change,” said Andrea Kennedy, founder of Fashiondex and LIM College faculty member.
The conversation is co-sponsored by Eco-Life Years, Kendor Textiles and the Accessories Council.