We are excited to announce the first in a series of events celebrating the release of our research focused on communicating sustainability initiatives in the apparel industry!
A Clean Future will host an informative discussion exploring the latest trends in how apparel companies engage with consumers on sustainability. ACF will deliver the first in a series of presentations based on its latest research paper on sustainability communications in the apparel industry and host a panel discussion with industry experts.
Join us for an eye-opening forum about the role consumers can play in fashioning a new mindset in the apparel industry.
Our featured panelists will include:
Alisha Bhagat, Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future
Alisha Bhagat is a sustainability advisor at Forum for the Future, a sustainability non-profit working globally with business and government to solve complex problems. At Forum she works on the futures team and helps organizations use creative long-term thinking to plan for the future. She holds a MS in Foreign Policy from Georgetown University and a BS in History and Anthropology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rebecca Gard Silver, Adjunct Professor, SVA, Parsonsl; Consultant, NRDC “Clean by Design”
Rebecca Gard Silver is a sustainability consultant and educator who leverages her hybrid background in design, business, and environmental science to engage clients on sustainable innovation for new products and services. She has worked with global companies and NGOs including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Walmart, Adidas and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). For the past two years Rebecca has also served as an adjunct professor at both the School of Visual Arts’ Products of Design masters program and at Parsons the New School for Design, where she teaches sustainability to burgeoning designers.
Rhett Godfrey, Sustainability Director, Rogan / Loomstate
Rhett Godfrey is the Lead Coordinator and co-founder of the Chetna Coalition and the Director of Sustainability for Loomstate based in NYC. Rhett studied sustainable development at Columbia University and is a childhood educator of environmental studies, a published author of a book on communications, and a celebrated public speaker for organic cotton sustainability.
moderated by Patrick Duffy, Vice President of Sustainability & External Affairs, Manufacture New York
Patrick Duffy heads up sustainability, manufacturing strategy and external affairs for Manufacture New York, an innovation hub for design, manufacturing and research in apparel, textiles and wearable tech.
Date: Wednesday, November 19. 2014
Get your tickets here: https://acfapparel.eventbrite.com