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Sustainable Fashion and SDGs: Different Contexts, Same Mission

  • CSI (Center for Social Innovation) 3rd floor, 601 West 26th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
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This event presents and debates how a transformation in the fashion and textile industry can contribute to a shift towards a more sustainable and resilient society.

This industry can together be transformed to resilience to respond the most threatening development, equality and poverty questions of our time. Discussion table will be joined by actors from private to public sector, all supporting and giving visibility to leading sustainability innovations creatively tackling social and environmental issues via textile industry to inspire how different industries in collaboration with civil society, business and governmental level can transform as a force for good.

The speakers of the panel include professor Steven Cutting from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), founder of Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) and activist Patrick Duffy, desinger Jessica Schreiber from FABSCRAPS, John Meyers from Impact Capital Forum, Maria Ceccarelli from United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Nikita Varma from Hecho por Nosotros & Foro de Moda Ética Latinoamérica.

All interested in fashion and the UN work toward Sustainable Development Goals are welcome! The event is free but get your tickets soon: the space is limited to 50 participants. Remember to sign up on Eventbrite!

This is an official side event of the UN High Level Political Meeting on Agenda 2030 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018).