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Principles of Sustainable Fashion

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Sustainability in fashion has moved from being philanthropically driven initiatives, to a catch-all term with vital implications to business: new revenue generation, increased margin and profitability, consumer acquisition and advanced sourcing strategies that protect the future of our supply chains.

Navigating the landscape of environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas can be challenging because the language of science and NGOs is different than the business of fashion. Translating issues into action business practices is required to help to accelerate the pace of change.

This introductory workshop covers:

  • What is sustainability?

  • Why should I care?

  • Where are the greatest impacts and areas of consideration?

  • Ways to get started

The training helps to standardize vocabulary, highlight key issue areas and contextualizes the different environmental and social issues, linking them to business opportunities.


Faculty

Hosted by the GCNYC Fair Fashion Center, taught by Frank Zambrelli and Maggie Kervick

Frank is a design, merchandising and branding chief executive with a portfolio of businesses that span the luxury sector, including his award-winning studio, Design Quadrant. He recently launched the New York-based digital custom luxury brand, 1 Atelier, transforming manufacturing in the sector. He has, since its inception, served as a Senior Advisor to GCNYC’s Fair Fashion Center, and is also the current Chairman of the Accessories Council.

Maggie Kervick is the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Glasgow Caledonian NYC, leading on research and development at the Fair Fashion Center (FFC).

Location
Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC)
64 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

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