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Sustainable Fashion Week Discussion Panel
April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10.00
Join us for an in-person conversation with slow and sustainable fashion industry leaders as they discuss the impacts fashion has on our planet while enjoying light refreshments from our food sponsor, Mile’s Table.
6-6:30pm- Networking and refreshments
6:30-8:00pm- Panel discussion and Q&A
Spots are limited, RSVP to reserve your spot today!
This event is in collaboration with Sustainable Fashion Week.
Moderated by Rachel Higgins, Clothing & Textile Coalition Leader, All Together Now Pa
Jordan Haddad, Lobo Mau
Lobo Mau is a brother/sister clothing line by Jordan Haddad (CEO) and Nicole Haddad (Designer) specializing in innovative textile design. Rooted in slow fashion values, Lobo Mau is a zero-waste company that produces with local Philadelphia factories and silk screens its original textiles with careful consideration of its social and environmental impact. After being named Best of Philly’s Best Local Sustainable Brand, Lobo Mau took this momentum to open its flagship store in Queen Village, Philadelphia, carrying other like-minded designers and furthering the brand’s slow-fashion ethos.
Lindsey Troop, FABSCRAP
FABSCRAP is a textile recycling non-profit dedicated to ending the fashion industry’s commercial textile waste problem, diverting as much unused material as possible from being landfilled or incinerated. Lindsey Troop is FABSCRAP’s Regional Manager and runs FABSCRAP’s second location in Philadelphia, which opened November of 2021. Lindsey joined the FABSCRAP team in 2019 after witnessing firsthand the waste being created by the fashion industry while working in styling and merchandising and is passionate about keeping textiles out of landfill and inspiring creative reuse.
Kimberly McGlonn, Grant BLVD
Dr. Kimberly McGlonn grew up in Milwaukee, the daughter of union workers & small business owners. Her appreciation of diversity, story and tradition, grounds the values central to her role as the CEO & Founder of Grant Blvd, a sustainable manufacturing start-up which creates living wage employment opportunities in sustainable fashion.
Eleanor Turner, The Big Favorite
For over a decade, Eleanor Turner has designed for iconic American brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, and J.Crew. In 2015 she co-founded Argent, an apparel company aimed at empowering working women through stylish and functional clothing. During her tenure at Argent, Turner innovated workwear with four patents pending, and dressed trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Emily Weiss, and Lily Singh. She is bringing her years of experience and passion for creative problem-solving to her latest project, The Big Favorite. She is reimagining the brand, once led by her great grandfather in the 1930s, with a new mission to tackle textile waste through a line of circular first layer garments that launched in November of 2020. The Big Favorite has been featured in Vogue, Fast Company, The World Economic Forum, and dressed celebrities like Alton Mason, Nicole Richie, and Christopher John Rogers, among others.
Namita Penugonda Reddy, Samsara Sari
Namita Penugonda Reddy is the Founder and Designer of Samsara Sari, a sustainable brand of clothing, accessories, and home textiles made from pre-loved saris, that was launched in 2019. She is a former designer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator program which trains people in the business of fashion.
Through tradition and storytelling, Namita’s brand celebrates the beauty of the sari by transforming it into a modern treasure. Each piece is few of a kind, many made from vintage saris. Namita preserves Indian art forms, promotes cultural awareness, and gives back to charities that align with her mission.