Please join us WEDNESDAY (April 7, 4:30PM PDT) for the start of our Fashioning Sustainability Seminar Series. Open to the public. Explore environmental, social, and economic impacts of the human relationship with clothing and fashion through the perspective of a diverse group of professionals working in academia, advocacy, arts, business, and science. We’ll investigate the complete lifecycle of our clothing, from production of raw materials, through manufacturing, shipping, and retail, and end-of-life. Seminars will include insightful presentations and riveting Q&A with leading experts.

SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION & APPAREL: A PANEL DISCUSSION (APRIL 7)

What does sustainability mean for fashion and apparel? The Fashioning Sustainability seminar on April 7th explores the topic with an outstanding panel of experienced professionals. The panel includes Hilary Jochmans, President of Jochmans Consulting and Founder of PoliticallyInFashion. Jochmans is a political consultant with expertise in fashion, law, and politics, who has written on political and regulatory issues of importance to the fashion and retail industry. She will be joined by Corey Spencer, Co-Founder and Global Sales & PR Director, for the fashion brand AMENDI. At AMENDI, Spencer works to transform the fashion industry through use of the newest technologies and methodologies,  Our third panelist is journalist and author, Elizabeth Cline, an expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability and labor rights in the apparel industry. Cline’s critically acclaimed 2012 expose, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, was first to reveal the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, economy, and society. Instead of formal presentations, the panel will be available to answer your questions about their work and experience communicating science to policymakers, stakeholders, and the public. Come with your questions!

PANEL

Hilary Jochmans – President, Jochmans Consulting and Founder, PoliticallyInFashion
Corey Spencer – Co-Founder, Global Sales & PR Director, AMENDI brand
Elizabeth Cline – Journalist and Author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

LIVE AND RECORDED

You can catch this seminar and the rest of the series LIVE and recorded on the Program on the Environment’s YouTube Channel.

SCHEDULE

See the entire schedule here

For more information, please contact <psean@uw.edu>.