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Unveiling Fashion: Textiles, Design, and the New Circular Economy

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Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Flagg Building/Hammer Auditorium

500 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

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Fashion’s environmental and social impacts have come centerstage as consumers have begun questioning traditional models of consumption across industries. Building on last year’s conversation around sustainability, our second-annual one-day conference will examine fashion’s broken make-buy-throw model and unpack new models of success that value both human and natural resources.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

OPENING REMARKS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Elizabeth Cline, Journalist and Author of The Conscious Closet

SESSION 1

The Current Fashion Economy Model

Moderator: Lindsey Casella, Remake
Kimberly Guthrie, Associate Chair/Associate Professor, VCUArts
Hilary Jochmans, Founder, Jochmans Consulting, LLC
Carolyn Becker, Digital Communications Manager, Goodwill of Greater Washington
Bibiana Obler, Professor of Art History, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

BREAK

PRESENTATION #1

The Human Cost of the Fashion Industry

Allie Gardner, Business Development Manager, GoodWeave

LUNCH (Lunch will be provided)

Attendees may take a tour of the Textile Museum or view the Fast Fashion/Slow Art Exhibit at the Brady Gallery, Corcoran.

SESSION 2

Designing A New Textile Economy in Fashion

Moderator: Rebecca Ballard, Founder/Designer, Maven Women
Rosalie Ferris, Founder, Pattern Sample Sew
Ilana Preuss, Founder, Recast City LLC
Jennefer Silberman, VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target
Deborah Drew, Social Impact Lead, Business Center at World Resources Institute
Adam Siegel, Fashion Tech Entrepreneur

PRESENTATION #2

An Examination of the Fashion Industry's Impact on the Environment

Dimitri Deheyn, Marine Biologist, University of California, San Diego

BREAK

SESSION 3

The Circular Economy in Action

Moderator: Meghan Chapple, Director - Office of Sustainability, George Washington University
Rebecca Margao, Founder, The Shed DC
Meagan Knowlton, Sustainability Manager, Optoro
Zsameria Rayford, Founder, Swap DC
Ariane Valle & Emily Wan, Founders/Chefs, Vegetable and Butcher
Ira Baseman, Founder, Community Recycling

CLOSING REMARKS

HAPPY HOUR/BOOK SIGNING EVENT

After the conference, Join us at Tribute (2412 18th Street, Suite R, Washington, DC 20009) where you can eat, drink, and network with your fellow attendees. Elizabeth Cline will be signing her new book, The Conscious Closet. Elizabeth Cline will be signing her new book, The Conscious Closet.
Admission to this event is included in your conference ticket purchase. Tickets are available for the general public (those who are not attending the conference).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please consider taking public transit to the event. The Corcoran Museum is located 5 blocks from the Farragut West Metro Station. There is a Capital Bikeshare corral located 2 blocks north at 17th and G Streets, NW.

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

Este documento contiene información importante. Si necesita ayuda en Español o si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este aviso, por favor llame al (202) 741-0852. Infórmele al representante de atención al cliente el idioma que habla para que le proporcione un intérprete sin costo para usted. Gracias.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for admission. Scholarship admission includes a raffle ticket but does not include admission to the Happy Hour Event. To apply, please email danielle.nkojo@dc.gov or call 202-741-0852 with your name, phone number, email address and reason for your request.




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Flagg Building/Hammer Auditorium

500 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

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