Sustainability and being socially responsible is a growing trend in Fashion and Retail industry today. Consumers are the ones driving this awareness, supporting untraditional ecommerce models and valuing the stories behind the products they purchase.
But is this a trend that came to stay? What are the biggest challenges facing startups in the space and why aren't more brands seeing more value in investing in sustainable models?
We'll address those questions and more in this month's edition of #DFMeetup NY!
Brand perspective from:
Supply Chain Transparency Specialist
Eileen Fisher's vision is for an industry where human rights & sustainability are not the effect of a particular initiative, but the cause of a business well run. Hear about their supply chain transparency in regard to their Vision2020 goals.
Industry chat with:
Zady believes in products with solid construction, the best materials, the lowest environmental footprint, the highest labor standards and timeless style, above all.
Startup Showcases from:
INDELUST (http://www.indelust.com) A curated e-commerce destination featuring an emerging design sensibility by independent designers, artisans and innovators from the Indian Subcontinent with a mission to promote ethical production processes that will best provide a sustainable living for craftworkers from this region.
JUST (http://projectjust.com/) tells the stories behind our clothes. They collect, authenticate and showcase the who, where, and how an item is made via an app for brands, their suppliers and consumers.
Constant Simplicity (http://www.constantsimplicity.com/) Sustainable fashion for men and women. Transparency from seed to product fueled by data driven production generating content and resulting in an engaged community.
As always, we'll end with networking and drinks kindly provided by WeWork (https://www.wework.com/locations/new-york-city/42nd-street)!