Early Bird Tickets Available for Redress Raleigh’s Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference

RALEIGH, NC - This March, Redress Raleigh celebrates its five year anniversary with a weekend-long conference focused on eco-fashion and textiles in Southeastern USA and beyond. The Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference will take place March 23rd and 24th 2012. The mission of the conference is to expand the dialogue on transforming the current fashion and textile industry into an ecologically conscious and ethical one.

Early Bird Tickets (including Student discounts) are available in limited quantities only until January 15th. To purchase Early Bird tickets, visit the Redress Raleigh website: www.redressraleigh.com/attend/ for full details.

The conference includes keynotes from nationally-known presenters: Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, which discusses the consequences of our growing fast-fashion habits; David Peck, CEO of CrOp by David Peck, who will be highlighting the role of domestic manufacturing; and Beth Doane, founder of RainTees, Author, and Owner of Andira Consulting, whose passion and success have inspired audiences around the world.

The educational sessions and workshops will also offer presentations from exceptional eco-champions such as Tara St James, Owner and Creative Director at Study NY and Fashion Director for The Uniform Project; Susie Breur, Founder of Co-Lab54 and author of Blue is the New Black; Greta Eagan, Stylist, Sustainability Expert, and Founder of FASHIONmeGREEN. Sustainability leaders Eric Henry, President of TS Designs; Ryan Hurley, Owner of Vert & Vogue, and Aly Khalifa, Founder of LYF Shoes, will be adding their local expertise to the event.

Saturday night will culminate with the annual eco-fashion show highlighting innovative designers who consider the environmental impact of their collections. Sunday will offer the unique opportunity to buy designs right off the runway - a free and open-to-the-public marketplace filled with designers from the show as well as hand-selected vendors with eco-conscious products.

“Overall, we want people to be aware of the impact their purchasing choices have on the environment, economy, and society; and make them aware of the influence they have in transforming the fashion & textile industry, ultimately creating a paradigm shift in mainstream fashion.”   - Mor Aframian, Redress Director of Community Relations

"The Southeast - and North Carolina in particular - has a strong textiles history and this is a great way to put ourselves back on the map. The conference is also just the beginning - we want everyone who attends to soak up the knowledge and ideas shared and put these thoughts into action. Our intention is to continue growing the network surrounding eco-fashion and textiles - creating a web of resources for all players in this industry."  - Beth Stewart, Strategic Director

Redress Raleigh’s goal is to reorient mainstream fashion to become environmentally and socially aware, becoming a catalyst for major change in the fashion and textile industry. We question the status quo of current mainstream retail consumption both from a consumer and industry standpoint. As a social enterprise, Redress Raleigh supports and encourages triple-bottom-line designers and companies who believe in the concept of people, planet, profit.  Therefore, Redress Raleigh places importance on knowing who, how and where the garments and textiles in our closets and homes come from and were made. Our vision is that in the next twenty years, we will no longer need to differentiate between that which is sustainable, conscious, eco fashion and textile design and that which is not. 

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Mor Aframian