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Fashion in Full Circle: An Evening of Conversation About Circularity in DC's Textile Industry

Department of Energy & Environment

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. Since then, people from all over the world have come together to use the power of fashion to change the world

As part of Fashion Revolution Week (April 22 - April 26, 2019), the DC Department of Energy and Environment is hosting, "Fashion in Full Circle: A Conversation About Circularity in DC's Textile Industry."  Join us for an evening of conversation with Joelle Frizli, Co-Founder of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and owner of Tribute; Kaveri Marathe, Co-Founder of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and Founder of Texiles; and Rosalie Ferris, of Pattern Sample Sew, moderated by Caroline Howe, Sustainability Innovation Specialist at University of the District of Columbia and Circular Economy Entrepreneur. We'll explore solutions to connect the global imperative to move textile production and consumption toward a more circular model with local efforts.  


6:00pm - 6:30pm Social Hour

6:30pm - 7:10pm Facilitated Conversation

7:10pm - 7:30pm Q & A

7:30pm - 8:00pm Networking and Wrap Up

 Beverages and lite refreshments will be served. 


Event Host:

Optoro is a fast-growing technology company with a mission to make retail more sustainable by eliminating all waste from returns. 


Event Partners:

The DC Sustainable Fashion Collective is a community-based organization whose purpose is to foster and educate a community of creative entrepreneurs, policymakers, fashion professionals and consumers in the DC area on the importance of sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion industry. 

The Circular Economy Club Washington, DC is part of the international network of circular economy professionals and organizations.  

Fashion Revolution campaigns for a fashion industry that conserves and restores our environment and gives people, especially women, a voice. An industry where dignity in work is the standard and not an exception.  






There is limited street parking available; please consider taking public transit to the event. Optoro's offices are located just a block and a half east of the Metro Center Station and less than 3 blocks west of the Gallery Place Chinatown Station. There is a Capital Bikeshare station located across the street. 

If you have any questions, require a sign language interpreter, or ADA accessibility assistance, contact Danielle Nkojo at (202) 741-0852 or

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1001 G St NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Department of Energy & Environment

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. DOEE's mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents and natural inhabitants of the nation’s capital by protecting and restoring the environment, conserving our natural resources, mitigating pollution, increasing access to clean and renewable energy, and educating the public on ways to secure a sustainable future. The agency’s core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing environmental regulations; monitoring and assessing environmental risks; developing energy and environmental policies; issuing permits; and providing residents and local businesses with funding, technical assistance, and information on initiatives designed to ensure a more resilient and sustainable city. We perform all agency mission activities with the highest integrity to uphold the public trust.

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