Breakthroughs in Sustainable Fashion: Strategies For Real Change,
an intimate session with Sass Brown, Marieke Eyskoot, and Tara St. James
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)New York, NY
Join this intimate and timely conversation between international fashion industry experts, Sass Brown, Marieke Eyskoot, and Tara St. James. Each will share from their vast experiences and focus on constructive strategies that have helped to bring about lasting and impactful change towards a more sustainable fashion industry.
Please arrive at 6:30 to check in as the talk will begin at 7 and end at 7:45 to allow for Q&A till 8.
This event is Free, but please RSVP HERE.
Learn more about Sass Brown at ecofashiontalk.com
Learn more about Marieke Eyskoot at mariekeeyskoot.nl/?lang=en
Learn more about Tara St. James at study-ny.com
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Meet the panelists:
Tara St James, founder and designer, was born and raised in Montreal where she dreamt of becoming the first female Prime Minister of Canada. But then she attended a technical design school where she fell in love with menswear tailoring. After spending 6 years in the denim industry, she moved to New York and co-founded an eco-friendly mass-consumer line in Canada called Covet. Determined to apply her vast knowledge of production and textile sourcing to a larger market, Tara started Study NY in 2009 with a focus on no-waste patternmaking and open sourcing materials. Supportive of the burgeoning sustainable design community in her new found home, in 2010 she launched Study Hall, a small design-focused incubator that saw young designers developing, producing and selling their own sustainable mini collections. After winning the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in 2011, Tara served as mentor at the Awamaki Lab, a program that fosters cross-cultural partnerships between young designers and Peru's Awamaki indigenous weaver collective. These created a foundation of collaboration and mutual learning that has become a cornerstone of Study NY and the ever-evolving cross-cultural collaborations that share sustainable best-practices with fellow artisan and designers.