Cleaning Up Fashion Through Policy

Mar 17, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am CT

The environmental impacts of the fashion industry are severe. Of the 150 billion garments produced annually, 85% end up in landfills, and microfibers shed from clothing harm people and nature. Increased public awareness and technologies are shifting the tide towards more sustainable practices. Bold interventions are needed now to drive meaningful progress. Join the CEO of the leading platform made specifically for vintage and secondhand stores, a scientist studying the threats of fashion-related pollution on people and wildlife, an expert on circularity in the fashion industry & the CEO of a retail platform for emerging, sustainability designers for a discussion on policy to regulate the fashion industry and mitigate its environmental impact — from the supply chain to our closets & beyond.

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Devin Gilmartin

The Canvas

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Alexis Jackson

The Nature Conservancy

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Rachel Kibbe

Circular Services Group & Kept SKU

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