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EcoSessions: Fashion x Africa (NYC)
Mon, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
FIT's Enterprise Studies & Digital Design presents:
supply chains | artisans | fairtrade
May 2, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm (EST)
at FIT in the Katie Murphy Ampitheatre
This EcoSessions focuses on Africa, bringing together two panels of active professionals at the forefront of fashion and accessories production on the continent. Gathering to dispel misconceptions, address complexities of supply chains, discuss fair trade and the direction of its growing market, panelists will give the audience a fuller, richer and more honest picture of Africa's sustainable potential.
Ticket holders are invited to come for any portion of the program or for the duration.
7:00 - doors open
7:10 - Welcoming remarks from Christine Helm, the director of Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) Enterprise Studies & Digital Design and Kate Black, founder of EcoSessions®
7:15-8:15 First Panel*: Edun (Kenya, Madagascar), Haute Baso (Rwanda), Mikuti (Kenya), Soko (Kenya), moderator: Helen Jennings (Nataal.com)
8:15-8:30 Market break. Several NGO's and non-profits will feature their work. Accessories and other products available for sale.
8:30-9:30 Second Panel*: Studio 189 (Ghana), Mimi Plange (Ethiopia), Post Imperial (Nigeria), LemLem (Ethiopia), moderator: Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com and AfriPOPmag.com)
THIS EVENT MADE POSSIBLE BY:
Enterprising New Yorkers turn to FIT for practical know-how and support to build successful businesses and to upgrade the technical skills indispensable in today's business and design environments. For over two decades Enterprise Studies & Digital Design has served those at the intersection of art and commerce with credit and non-credit classes, conferences, round table discussions and other special programs.
*lineup subject to change