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The Future of Fashion Part 1: Transparency within the Industry

Join Be Social Change for The Future of Fashion #1: Transparency within the Industry

With consumerism at an all time high and the demand for cheap, fast fashion ever growing, how can consumers trace the origins of their clothing and the impact it is having on a local, national and global scale?

Join us for the first installment of our 3-part series on the Future of Fashion wherein we’ll explore what transparent, environmentally conscious, and socially responsible practices look like in the fashion industry, from source to shelves. We will also have displays from local businesses and companies within the sustainable industry showcasing their products and practices.


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{Drinks and snacks will be provided!}

Join the conversation on Twitter #FutureofFashion 
@besocialchange // @sorayadarab // @davidpdietz // @fash_rev // @manufactureNY // @ankhikrollaw // @wix 

6:30-7:00 PM - Doors open, Arrive 
7:00-8:30 PM - Panel Discussion + Q&A 
8:30-9:00 PM - Networking

Our Panelists Include:

Soraya Darabi, Co-founderZADY 
Soraya is the co-founder of Zady, a shopping platform and lifestyle destination for the next generation of consumers who care about the origins of the items they purchase.  On Zady, customers can learn about the conscious consumer movement and purchase beautifully-constructed goods that were created with craftsmanship and artisanship – qualities that have been sacrificed in a world of cheap prices and fast production.  Soraya was recently featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue, and Brandweek’s “Hot Digital” issue, and was named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," and included in AdAge’s “25 People in Media to Follow on Twitter.”

David Dietz, Founder, Modavanti 
David is the founder of - an online retailer for stylish sustainable fashion. Modavanti’s mission is to be the trusted and recognized destination for socially-conscious consumers to find clothing that fits their values without compromising on style. In addition to Modavanti, writes about social enterprise for the Huffington Post and PolicyMic and has spoken on sustainable fashion at SXSW Eco, Zappos and Sustainatopia. Prior to joining the sustainable fashion revolution, David was on the front lines of another different type of revolution reporting on the Arab Spring where he covered uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Libya.

Bianca Alexander - Fashion Revolution Day USA 
Bianca is an Emmy-award winning TV journalist and eco-advocate. As CEO and Creative Director of Conscious Planet, L3C, a socially responsible digital media platform and production company, she is living her mission of using media to create a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. As the host of Conscious Living, she travels the world covering the people, places and innovations on the front lines of the LOHAS movement.  She has executive produced and curated some of the largest eco-fashion shows in the country, including Vert Couture headlining Chicago Fashion Week and T.H.R.E.A.D.S. in New York and Chicago.

Shahrina Ankhi-Krol, Founder, Ankhi-Krol Law(Fashion Law) 
Shahrina is the founder and owner of the boutique law firm Ankhi-Krol Law in Midtown, New York City. She works primarily with small business owners in New York and New Jersey in the areas of business law, contract law, trademark law, and copyright law, with a niche practice in Art Law and Fashion Law.

Kate Black, Founder, Magnifeco 
Kate is the founder and former editor-in-chief of, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living. Having lived in some of the greenest cities in the world (Amsterdam, Basel, Tokyo, Vancouver and Zurich) before calling Brooklyn home, Kate has written over 1,000 articles about designers and ethical fashion with a decidedly global perspective. Most recently, Kate has launched EcoSessions, a global event platform that brings together designers, industry and consumers to discuss change.

Our Moderator:

Bob Bland, Founder, Manufacturer NY 
Bob is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, entrepreneur and community organizer. She is the CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.

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This is a continuation of our previous Future of Fashion Events. You can read about them here and here.

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