2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Fair Fashion: Profitability and Sustainability

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 3
310 E 5th ST

A $2.5T industry, fashion is the 2nd largest user of water and 2nd highest polluter, contributing 10% of carbon emissions. Globally, one in six people work in apparel and women represent 80% of the supply chain. While this scale and global integration propel fashion to a top rank on any impact index, it is its nature of constant reinvention that also becomes its opportunity for rapid reevaluation and transformation.

Learn how to move company initiatives beyond CSR, and embed sustainable business practices across internal functions. Hear examples of efforts at revaluing ecosystems, and promoting economic and social well-being require market-based solutions reconciled to the bottom line.

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Cara Smyth at SXSW

Cara Smyth

VP of GCU New York & Dir of The Fair Fashion Ctr

Glasgow Caledonian University New York

Cara Smyth is Vice President of Glasgow Caledonian University New York (GCU) and founding Director of The Fair Fashion Center. An executive GCU board member, Ms. Smyth is responsible for establish...

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Frank Zambrelli at SXSW

Frank Zambrelli

Sr Advisor

Fair Fashion Center

FRANK ZAMBRELLI was headed for medical school when an unexpected trip to Milan Fashion Week radically altered his plans. Heading instead to the Fashion Institute of Technology, he graduated with a...

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