As part of the kickoff to our new series on sustainability in fashion, we’ve decided to try something new: a Tweet Jam. It’s a one hour conversation with a panel of experts to which everyone is invited.
This time we’ll be teaming up with Business Fights Poverty to lead the conversation about key sustainability topics facing the fashion industry. We’ll explore sustainability trends in fashion throughout the lifecycle: from the cotton fields all the way to the landfill. In the expansive scope of sustainability, how do brands decide where to focus and how to prioritize? How effective are their efforts for people and the planet? The jam will be an hour long and we’ll have a series of conversation starting questions lined up. You’re welcome to jump in any time and add your own thoughts or questions to the dialogue.
When: March 11, 8am Pacific Time = 3pm GMT
RSVP by sending the following tweet: Join me March 11 to talk sustainability in fashion w/ @Triplepundit @fightpoverty & experts. http://bit.ly/SustFash3pChat #3pchat
About our Partner:
Business Fights Poverty is the world’s largest community of professionals passionate about harnessing business for social impact. We connect practitioners to the latest knowledge and peer insights, and to a vibrant community of stakeholders in business, government and civil society – helping them deliver their innovations at scale. You can follow them at @FightPoverty.
About our panelists:
@EmsWaight – Emma Waight is a UK based academic and freelance writer with a passion for ethical fashion and sustainability. Currently completing a PhD on second-hand consumption practices within the School of Geography at University of Southampton, Emma actively promotes sustainable fashion through events and social media. She recently founded ethicalhighstreet.co.uk and has worked with Oxfam Fashion and social enterprises.
@PaulaGrayChic – Paula Gray is founder of the GRAY Ethical Fashion Advisoryand has more than 13 years of experience in the Sustainable Fashion Industry. She was included in the list of the 100 Argentinean Woman Trendsetter in Fashion, and featured in the Eco Designers list by ELLE. Paula is one of the pioneers of the ‘Slow Fashion’ movement in Latin America.
@amytropolis – Amy DuFault is a sustainable fashion writer, consultant and activist. She currently works for The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator as their Sustainable Fashion Strategist, consults and runs social media for a handful of companies and freelance writes on sustainable fashion for The Guardian and Ecouterre.
@DLVermeer – Danielle L. Vermeer is a corporate social responsibility and philanthropy strategist with a background in human rights and supply chain transparency. Outside of her day job, she is the social justice editor at an online magazine and is a self-taught seamstress who upcycles vintage dresses into modern, one-of-a-kind creations. Connect with her on her blog at www.daniellelvermeer.com.
@K8Dillon – Kate Dillon is known in the fashion industry as a ground-breaker and a passionate advocate for environmental and humanitarian causes. For over 20 years, she has leveraged her career in fashion to campaign for positive body image in the media, eating disorders awareness, global poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability. Her work has been widely featured in the media, including on CNN, Good Morning America, and the PBS NOVA series as well as in Vogue, Glamour, and People magazines.
Our series sponsors have made this chat possible. Their twitter information is below and we’ve invited them to weigh in during the chat as well.
- Levi Straus & Co – @LeviStraussCo
- INDIGENOUS – @Indigenous
- Amour Vert – @AmourVert
- Fair Trade USA – @FairTradeUSA
- Appalatch – @Appalatch
- Dhana Ecokids – @DhanaEcoKids
- Threads4Thought – @Threads4Thought
- Mata Traders – @MataTraders
- OSMIUM – @osmiumapparel
- Redress Raleigh – @RedressRaleigh
- Synergy Organic Clothing – @synergyclothing