The Afingo Fashion Forum takes place this Friday, April 1, at FIT. Along with a number of sessions (see the whole listing here), running from 9am (registration open) to 5pm, I will be speaking on the panel below at 11am. (Other features include a convo with Cynthia Rowley and a sesions on “Ready to Launch My Line” and “Social Media and Publicity”).
I would love to see Eco Chick friends and readers there! (See bottom of post for how you can win tickets to the event.)
Location: Katie Murphy Ampitheatre, FIT (Building D)
SUSTAINABILITY + PHILANTHROPY:
Fashion specialists examine the balance of incorporating eco-friendly and socially-responsible initiatives into the fashion business, finding new ways to be “green” and philanthropic without sacrificing style — or the bottom line.
Jill Fehrenbacher, Founder, Inhabitat.com (Moderator)
Jeffrey Costello & Robert Tagliapietra, Co-founders & Designers, Costello Tagliapietra
Julie Gilhart, Fashion Consultant
Melissa Kushner, Founder & Executive Director, Goods for Good
Summer Rayne Oakes, Eco-Model/Activist and Founder, Source4Style
Lisa Salzer, Founder, Lulufrost.com
Starre Vartan, Publisher, Eco-Chick/Editor-at-Large, Coco Eco Magazine
There’s also a pre-party for full-day pass holders!
AFINGO FASHION FORUM NY PRE-PARTY
Thursday, March 31st
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ADAM, 678 Hudson Street (Meatpacking District)
This exclusive pre-party will be held for full-day pass holders only to kick off the event. This cocktail reception will give attendees an opportunity to connect with other designers and fashion enthusiasts over drinks at a retail location.
Students attending the Pre-Party must show ID upon entering.
You can buy tickets here, or, you can enter to win a complimentary ticket below (there are two tickets available). Simply leave a comment about why you think sustainable fashion is important – I will randomly pick a winner 2pm on Thursday and notify you immediately (be sure to leave your best contact email in the comment form so I can get in touch with you).