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The Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference

Freedom and Fashion

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

The Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FNF Collective Conference | General Admission
[TICKET INCLUDES] Access to Saturday March 23, 2013 - Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference and Conference Packet.
Ended $35.00 $2.92
FNF Collective Conference & Ceremony Runway Show
[TICKET INCLUDES] Access to Friday March 22, 2013 - Freedom and Fashion Ceremony Runway Show, General Seating at the Ceremony Runway Show PLUS Access to Saturday March 23, 2013 - Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference, Conference Packet, and Name Entry to Opportunity Drawing (Optional).
Ended $75.00 $5.12
FNF Donation
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Freedom and Fashion (FNF) presents the first ever social enterprise conference of its kind in Los Angeles. This summit will bring together industry leaders in the fashion, media, and non-profit industries sectors to address solutions to modern day slavery via social enterprise and the creative arts. 

With an expected attendance of 500-1000+ key influencers, the Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference will be the first ever social enterprise conference in Los Angeles, CA that will accelerate the fight against modern-day slavery by:

Los Angeles is a city known for its powerful, creative pulse and its capability to influence the media and culture to the public on a global scale. L.A. is also built on complex inefficiencies and a disconnected, sex-saturated culture. Our primary goals for the Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference is to leverage this city and its global influence, and to serve as a catalyst for change in the minds of consumers and various industries that contribute to the problem.

We believe that consumer behavior can have a significant impact on the issue of modern-day slavery and human exploitation. By utilizing a variety of resources presented at this conference, both companies and consumers can become a part of the solution. Our goal is to educate and equip various non-profit and for-profit social enterprises in the areas of creative branding, partnership strategy, fundraising, technology, government, media and advertising.

This conference includes the following features:


Freedom and Fashion has already established relationships with dozens of leading conscious consumer labels, non-profits, government officials, thought leaders, and media institutions. The convergence of these strategic players in our culture and marketplace will be the heart and soul of the Freedom and Fashion Collective. All panel Q&A sessions will be powered by Pigeonhole Live, the official Audience Engagement Tool for the Collective Conference: www.pigeonholelive.com.


  • The Root Problems of Human Trafficking - Kay Buck, Executive Director of CAST, recently introduced by President Obama in NYC
  • The Economy of Human Trafficking - Dr. Siddharth Kara, Economics Professor of Harvard University, Renown Author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern-Day Slavery 
  • Socially Conscious Product Development - Howard Brown, Founder of Stewart + Brown
  • Second Chances: Proven Models of Self-Sufficiency - Catherine Rohr, CEO of Defy Ventures, featured in June 2012 Issue of INC Magazine
  • 3 Birds with 1 Stone: The Three-Way Partnership - Bonnie Kim, Founder of Avessel Group, Joshua Chang, Founder of Swipe for Humanity and Mike Hill, Founder and Store Owner of The AOSA Project
  • Undaunted: A Message of Hope and Redemption - Kim Biddle, Founder and Executive Director of Saving Innocence


  • Branding: Communicating Your Company’s Vision Effectively
  • Ethical Fashion Pioneers: Their Failures, Strategies, and Success Stories
  • Social Enterprises: Equipping Socially-Conscious Businesses For Success
  • The Professors: Expert Advice from Survivors
  • Faith Groups and the Importance of Social Impact
  • Men + Sex: What Can Men Do?
  • Technological Tools: Use the Latest Technology to Maximize Efficiency
  • Boot Camp 1: Introduction to Event Planning and Volunteer Retention 
  • Boot Camp 2: Funding, Grant Writing, and Partnerships


  • Elizabeth Stewart, CEO of HUBLA
  • Ted Richane, Vice President of ProSocial
  • Jacquelyn Hunter, Co-Founder of B Revolution
  • Edgar Varela, Producer of Art Walk Events, Bloomfest and Abbot Kinney
  • Howard Brown, Founder of Stewart + Brown
  • Matt Reynolds, Founder of Indigenous
  • Sophia Lin, Founder of Raven + Lily
  • Nic Lauten, Director of Community Involvement at Krochet Kids International
  • Andrew Hanson, Executive Director of Men Against The Trafficking of Others
  • Andrew Park, Founder of Gallant Suits
  • Dr. Ted Roberts, Founder of Pure Desires Ministry
  • Wendy Barnes, Survivor of Sex Trafficking, Featured on Dr. Phil
  • Laurie Ishii, Survivor of Prostitution and Drug Addiction, Author of New Book Release in 2013
  • Ima Matul, Survivor of Domestic Servitude, Recently introduced by President Obama in NYC
  • Florencia Molina, Survivor of Sweatshop Labor
  • Danny Lee, North Korean Refugee
  • Nathanael Balon, Founder and Lead Designer of WoodSmithe
  • Matthew Manos, Founder of verynice design studio
  • Michelle O'Grady, Founder of Team Friday
  • Jose Caballer, Founder and CEO of The Groop, Board Member of AIGA
  • Jeffrey Relf, Founder of The Fashion Office
  • Bart Skorupa, Founder of Groundwork Opportunities
  • Mark Fisher, U.S. Director for Red Window Project
  • Kelli Bradley, Spokesperson for Dream Center
  • Martin Garcia, Community Engagement Specialist at World Vision
  • Jocelyn White, Director of Church Mobilization (West) for International Justice Mission
  • Alexandra Carew, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Marlon Fuentes, Center for Non-Profit Management



Participants will have the opportunity to make socially-conscious purchases and network with the most progressive non-profit organizations and ethical companies while enjoying entertainment and sponsored products. Additional features include various social justice-related documentary screenings, a food truck fair, a DIY craft station (sponsored by Unincorporated Education) and musical guest performance.



Website: www.freedomandfashion.com/collective

General Inquiries: collective@freedomandfashion.com

Media Inquiries: press@freedomandfashion.com

Ticketing Inquiries: tickets@freedomandfashion.com

Have questions about The Freedom and Fashion Collective Conference? Contact Freedom and Fashion

When & Where

Freedom and Fashion Event Venue
10000 Foothill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Freedom and Fashion

Freedom and Fashion is a creative arts advocacy organization that serves as a resource hub for fair-trade businesses and non-profit organizations dealing with global social issues of modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, child labor, and human rights violations.

Freedom and Fashion is dedicated to educating society addressing these injustices through the purchasing power of conscious consumerism, by increasing the demand for socially responsible and ethically produced goods and ensuring they are readily available to consumers.

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