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Designing for Change: Sustainable Textiles in the Fashion Industry

October 26, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sustainable Textiles in the Fashion Industry

October is Portland Textile Month and to celebrate The Sustainable Fashion Forum is hosting a panel discussion centered around ethical design and the use of sustainable textiles.

It’s estimated that we consume 80 billion pieces of clothing per year. Consequently, millions of tons of textiles are discarded each year, placing an increased pressure on the Earth’s decreasing natural resources. As we look for ways to balance our love of fashion with conscious consumption it’s important that we are aware of the materials used in our clothing and soft goods.


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Join us for an interactive discussion as we discuss the challenges and goals of sustainable textiles in the fashion industry and explore ways members of our community are minimizing their impact on the environment through waste reduction, new techniques, technologies, and trends.


Shannon Welsh, Fibrevolution
Alyssa Woods, VAVA Lingerie
Ashley Metzger, Allmade
Kiriko, Kiriko
Lori Caldwell, Minnie & George
Moderator: Carley Irwin, Xhiled Textiles


6:00 pm Meet and Mingle
6:50 pm Introduction to The Sustainable Fashion Forum
7:00 pm Panel discussion
8:00 pm Audience Q&A


About The Sustainable Fashion Forum
The Sustainable Fashion Forum is an online platform and event series that looks to the future by fostering an honest and open dialogue about the social and environmental affects fashion has on our world and what we can do to improve it.

From a series of intimate panel discussions, workshops, and a digital community, The Sustainable Fashion Forum is a space for like-minded individuals who want to share their voice with the intention of educating, motivating and inspiring others on ethical and sustainable fashion. The SFF is a place where the fashion community can gather with the belief that together, we can create change.


Cover image courtesy The Sustainable Fashion Forum.


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