Actions and Detail Panel
Resourcing: The Material Supply Chain
Wed, December 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Manufacture New York is proud to welcome the author of the newly published 'Fixing Fashion; Rethinking the way we make, market and buy our clothes', Michael Lavergne, for Resourcing: The Material Supply Chain, a talk about the global sustainability and transparency challenges facing the fashion and apparel industry.
Michael Lavergne will lead a Book Talk, followed by a Panel Discussion on 'Re-Thinking the Global Supply Chain' with Leo Bonnani of Sourcemap, Meghan Ryan of BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) and Patrick Duffy the Vice President of Sustainability, Manufacturing and External Affairs at Manufacture NY.
Drinks will be provided by Brooklyn's own, Sixpoint Brewery and signed copies of 'Fixing Fashion' will be available.
Thank you to our kind sponsors: NYASG (New York Area Sustainability Group), Tennaxia, and Sixpoint Brewery.
Michael Lavergne is a sustainable apparel and ethical supply chain professional with some 20 years of multinational branded experience, having spent the better part of a decade working offshore in Latin America, Asia, East Africa and the Middle East. A jack of all trades, Michael has worn a variety of supply chain hats at leading brands, trading companies, auditing firms and civil society groups. Michael currently serves on the UNCTAD/ITC Stakeholder Engagement Committee for sustainable development while working as a consultant on change management and supply chain engagement projects for SME operators. He serves on the board of directors at Toronto's 'Fashion Takes Action' and is currently completing his graduate dissertation on Corporate Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. His new industry insider's book 'Fixing Fashion; Rethinking the way we make, market and buy our clothes' was released mid October by New Society Publishers.
Patrick Duffy heads sustainability and manufacturing ecosystem development at Manufacture New York, managing sustainability strategy, hub ecosystem planning, manufacturer engagements and onboarding, as well as sustainability consulting services. He has over 15 years of consulting and project management experience and research examining the feasibility of product level sustainability certification systems for apparel with the consortium A Clean Future. Patrick holds a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with dual Concentrations in Economic Development and International Development & Social Change, and Majored in Philosophy at the University of California, at Berkeley.
Dr. Leonardo Bonanni is an entrepreneur, a scholar and an advocate for supply chain sustainability: in 2011 he founded Sourcemap Inc., the first supply chain mapping company; he has taught sustainability at MIT, Parsons, Columbia University and NYU, and he has been named among American’s ‘Most Influential People in Business Ethics’ and ‘Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.’ He holds a PhD from the MIT Media Lab and has a background in engineering and design.
Meghan Ryan is part of the advisory services team at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), where she works with leading global companies in the apparel, food, tech, and financial services industries on supply chain sustainability. She co-authored the BSR report, “Business Action for Climate-Resilient Supply Chains,” which was a precursor to BSR’s recently published supply chain report, “Climate Change: Implications and Strategies for the Luxury Fashion Sector,” written in conjunction with Kering. Previously, Meghan worked in sustainable agriculture as a program manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Meghan holds an M.B.A. in Sustainability from Bard College and a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Anthropology from Williams College.