Let’s Discuss Sustainable Fashion

Did you know that over 85% of our clothes end up in the trash and that 10% of our landfills are textiles?
*Data from Helpsy

In honor of Earth Day this month, The Centre for Social Innovation is thrilled to feature two young women who have stepped up to the challenge and are attacking the problem of pre and post consumer textile waste head on. Whether you live for fashion or basically have a uniform, you can still rock your personal style and save the planet. Join us for an informative and myth busting conversation on how we can all help make fashion sustainable.

Guest Speakers
Jessica Schreiber, Founder, FABSCRAP – Prior to launching FABSCRAP, Jessica Schreiber worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation as a Senior Manager in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. She helped launch and then managed NYC’s e-waste and clothing recycling contracts, including re-fashioNYC, a residential clothing reuse program which recycled over 6 million pounds of clothing, and NYC’s first ever curbside clothing collection pilot. She has an MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University.
• Rachel Kibbe, Co-founder, Helpsy Rachel Kibbe has been an ethical fashion activist, writer and entrepreneur for a decade. In 2011, she founded HELPSY, the first millennial directed e-commerce store for sustainable fashion, beauty and tech products from designers all over the world. Rachel recently co-founded a clothing recycling company, by the same name HELPSY. Their goal is to make clothing recycling easier. Actively partnering with the fashion industry, non-profits, schools, businesses and municipalities, to keep clothes out of the trash, HELPSY is closing the fashion loop. In just over a year HELPSY has become the largest clothing collection and recycling company in the Northeast US. As a certified B Corp, they saved 25 million pounds of clothes from the landfill in 2018. Rachel has a BA from Emory University in Creative Writing and Spanish, and a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons. She has written for and been featured in: WWD, The Guardian, Racked, Refinery29, The Business of Fashion, The Huffington Post, Forbes and more.

The Details:
• Thursday, April 18
• 8:30am-10:30am
• Breakfast Provided

We will see you there!