Win Tickets to the Afingo Fashion Forum, April 1: Sustainability and Philanthropy in Fashion

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)

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!

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).

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.