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FIDM Museum & Galleries

919 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Sourcing for a Sustainable Future: Ingenuity Meets Global Resource ConsciousnesS

A forward-thinking panel of thought leaders and innovators sharing revolutionary textile sourcing and fabrication approaches. Attendees will learn how to foster consumer awareness of textile and retailer choices that support a more sustainable, circular economy, and explore with our experts "biofashion" and wearable tech designs that will surprise and enlighten.

A Special Benefit: FIDM will provide private access to its 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Designexhibit, with costumes from TV favorites The Crown, This is Us, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale and more.


Monday, October 2, 2017


5 PM-7:30 PM


Pre-event Reception (5 PM – 6 PM) at FIDM Museum Lobby, 919 S Grand Ave

LA Panel Discussion (6:15 PM – 7:30 PM) at FIDM Annex, 605 W Olympic Blvd, LA

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General Public: $28

FGI Members: $22

Students: $10 (FIDM students free of charge)

(all prices increase $5 on event day)


Travis Heard: Travis oversees finance, strategy and operations at Outerknown, a sustainable apparel brand founded by 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater. A Fair Trade Certified™ brand, Outerknown is widely popular for its bestselling men’s sports and casual wear, created with Kelly’ bold mission in mind: for Outerknown, ”Sustainability means responsible innovation. We build products by making every decision with the highest regard for the environment and the people we work with.” Prior to joining Outerknown, Travis was a consultant at Brand Sense Partners, where he worked with clients in the apparel, retail, home décor and fitness industries to develop and execute growth strategies through acquisition, licensing and strategic partnerships. Travis received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his BA from UCSB.

Taryn Hipwell: Founder of Beyond the Label, Taryn is a consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label (BtL), formerly a TEDxLA project to educate Angelenos about the social, environmental, and health costs of their fashion purchases, is now a charitable organization which raises the question “What's in my tee?” to similarly encourage all shoppers to consider such impacts. She wasawarded the Fashion Against Bullying Award and Green Hero Award by eduPOWERED Media Group and Champions Against Bullying. She teaches ”Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM, and is on Santa Monica College’s Fashion Dept. Advisory Board.

Kristine Upesleja: Directs and curates the Textiles & Materials Collections for the Library at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. A researcher, educator and industry connector, Kristine has developed a global Innovative Materials Collection that consists of unique pieces including a solar panel coat, garments made from milk or coffee grounds, a 3-D printed dress and shoes. Each year Kristine curates an Innovative Materials Conference for all four FIDM campuses which showcases the latest inventive and sustainable developments in the fashion and design industry. Kristine is also the founder of consulting firm Madisons-Innovative Materials, and a sought-after speaker for industry conferences.


Nancy McCullough: Nancy is the Principal of Law Offices of Nancy L. McCullough and Program Chair of Fashion Group, Int’l- Los Angeles. Her boutique practice is focused on IP, technology, fashion, and entertainment law, offering negotiation, dispute resolution, and client counseling services to tech innovators, designers, nonprofits and entrepreneurs in such areas as licensing and enforcement, advertising and marketing, strategic planning and compliant trade practices. Former in-house counsel to Sony, Capitol Records, and Yahoo, Inc., she has spoken on diverse industry topics for such organizations as American Bar Association, FIDM, L.A. Textile Association, UCLA Law, Otis School of Art, and Harvard Law School (her alma mater)


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