Get Your Tickets Now to the Ethical Fashion Festival – November 5, 6, & 7

In Fashion Events, Portland, Sustainable Fashion by Katharine Shuman

Inside Fashion Design will be hosting their annual Ethical Fashion Festival on November 5, 6, & 7 as a series of online events that will feature leaders in sustainable fashion and social enterprise. Attendees will participate in Fireside Chats and live Q&A’s with thought leaders and business owners, as well as interactive, educational sessions, virtual fashion shows, and a holiday popup shop.

The mission of the Ethical Fashion Festival is to offer an opportunity for the apparel community to learn about the alternative resources available for garment production, in addition to showcasing the efforts to support social enterprise in marginalized and remote communities around the world. The All Access Pass is on sale now for $20 with the Fashion Mingle discount code MINGLE. 

Fashion Mingle Member Britta Cabanos is the founder of Inside Fashion Design and host of the Ethical Fashion Festival. Britta studied Fashion Design at F.I.T. in New York City and has over 25 years of experience as a Leading Design Director in athletic and active apparel. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Director of Creative Capital Design, a design consulting studio working with small to mid-size clients.

Fireside Chats with Thought Leaders on Human Rights, Social Enterprise, and the Sustainable Fashion Movement.

Attendees will enjoy interactive Fireside Chats with industry leaders on how fashion is empowering people and our planet and how you can make a difference. You’ll also get advice on how to build your fashion career or business in our daily Lunch and Learn Sessions where you can meet with fashion industry experts who can give you advice on your business strategy. You’ll meet Simone Cipriani of the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative, Adriana Marina of Hechos X Nosotros, Kathleen Grevers of Fashion Revolution, benho Bags, bgood Collective, Skilled Laborers Brigade, and more. View the entire list of speakers here

In a recent article on the future of sustainable fashion, BCG  thinks that the altered behaviors people have adopted during the pandemic will be a catalyst for permanent changes as consumer demand increases for purpose-driven brands and sustainable fashion. These positive trends emphasize the potency of sustainability issues at the current moment, with the Ethical Fashion Festival presenting a valuable learning opportunity.

Fashion Mingle CEO Melissa Shea will be one of six panelists to speak on November 6, while popup shops will also give festival-goers the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind ethical goods, many of which are perfectly suited as gifts this holiday season. 

An All Access ticket can be purchased for $20 with our exclusive discount code MINGLE. A donation of $5 from each ticket will support social enterprise in Burkina Faso ‘Commerce et Artisanat pour le Bien-Etre Social. By mobilizing a wide ranging appeal to sustainability and highlighting well known designers such as EFI, Benho Bags, and Article22, IFD’s Ethical Fashion Festival is an exciting new virtual opportunity for those passionate about sustainable fashion and supporting social enterprise businesses. The 3 day event will also feature virtual networking opportunities and mindfulness / yoga sessions. You can view the full agenda here.

About Katharine Shuman

Katharine is a second semester junior at Kenyon College who is majoring in English and Studio Art, and finds connections to the fashion industry through her jewelry, photography, and quest to uncover sustainable methods of pursuing this expressive art form. Her passion for using her work to better our world as a whole manifests itself in her small business, KJ Creations, where 25% of all proceeds are donated directly to the Surfrider Foundation.

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