When: This Monday, January 31st at 6:30 pm
Where: The Hub SoMa in the Chronicle Building at 901 Mission Street, San Francisco
Join Global Action Through Fashion this Monday at the Hub SoMa to learn about Fair Trade! The evening will feature a wonderful panel of leaders in the field including Jeff Denby of PACT Underwear, Tierra Del Forte of Fair Trade USA, and Matt Reynolds and Scott Leopold of Indigenous Designs.
Whether you are a fashion designer/producer, a student, or simply a fashion consumer this talk will be an eye opener. Speakers will define Fair Trade and discuss starting a Fair Trade fashion company, the challenges associated with a Fair Trade supply chain, Fair Trade scalability and more.
This event is free but space is very limited, so you must RSVP here. A $10 donation to Global Action Through Fashion, a nonprofit organization, is suggested at the door. Read more about Global Action Through Fashion at www.globalactionthroughfashion.org. We hope to see you there! Please read more about our speakers below.
Jeff Denby/ PACT UNDERWER. Jeff is Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder of PACT, an apparel company launched in 2009 offering design-driven, sustainably manufactured, premium underwear connected to powerful social and environmental causes. PACT creates partnerships with nonprofits and leading artists to create prints tied to a cause. With each underwear purchase, PACT donates 10 percent of the proceeds to support these organizations’ work. PACT underwear is made of responsibly grown and manufactured organic cotton, transported in zero-waste packaging and delivered with a minimized carbon footprint, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to style, sustainability and social consciousness. PACT’s motto is CHANGE STARTS WITH YOUR UNDERWEAR!
Tierra Del Forte/ FAIR TRADE USA (formerly TransFair), a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States and is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO). TransFair USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages. TransFair USA has developed a ground-breaking, new pilot program to certify apparel for the first time in the USA, which is what Tierra works on.
Matt Reynolds & Scott Leonard. INDIGENOUS DESIGNS. Leaders in the Fair Trade fashion industry, Matt and Scott have been working with producers in Peru for 16 years to produce their stunning line of men’s and women’s apparel, Indigenous Designs. Providing an example for best practices in the industry and enriching the path for eco-fashion and sustainability trends, Indigenous Designs is committed to:
- Supporting and preserving Fair Trade wages and artisan cooperative
- Investing in natural and organic fibers and environmentally-friendly dyes
- Spreading the beauty of handmade, eco fashion
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