04 Nov '16, 9pm

Can Fashion be a Force for Positive Change in the World?

Can fashion be a force for positive change in the world? If you’re attending the Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s second annual Positive Impact Awards in Brooklyn tonight—RSVP for free here if you haven’t—you already know the answer. A celebration of the ethical leading edge, the event will honor fashion’s agents of change, from pioneering retailers such as Eileen Fisher and Patagonia to textile innovators like Bolt Threads . But don’t take our word for it. Ecouterre asked three of the industry’s biggest movers and shakers—BF+DA founder Debera Johnson, former Barneys New York fashion director Julie Gilhart , and Patagonia’s Jill Dumain, who will be speaking at the event about the importance of voting for the environment on November 8—about the current state of fashion, and how we can leverage it as a platform for innovation, collaboration, and sust...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/can-fashion-be-a-force-for-posit...

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