CitySource | January 21, New York City
City Source is a showcase of local fashion manufacturers, pattern makers, sample shops and trim shops. Free workshops will be offered on a first come, first serve basis and taught by manufacturers and contractors who can answer your product development questions.
Hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology, this free day of workshops is ideal for anyone who is looking to starting an apparel company but doesn’t have the training or information to get started.
BF+DA Winter Film Series | February 3, Brooklyn
Join the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator for a screening of the documentary The Next Black, as well as a post-movie panel discussion about the true future of fashion and technology.
Check out the trailer of “The Next Black” here.
Valentine’s Pop-Up at Kallio workSHOP | February 6-14, Brooklyn
This is a week long event featuring local and sustainably-minded designers. Karina Kallio, the designer and founder of the vintage children’s label, Kallio, is offering curated Valentine’s Day gifts at her new workSHOP in Brooklyn.
Having recently opened up her dual studio/retail space, Karina will be hosting events for independent designers and conscious consumers throughout the year.
SOURCE Brand Preview | February 26-27, Virtual
The SOURCE Brand Preview is the largest digital showcase event connecting fashion buyers and wholesalers with hundreds of leading sustainable brands from across the globe.
Over two days and through 12 one-hour targeted sessions, you can see the latest eco, organic, artisanal, fair trade, recycled, upcycled, innovative and sustainable fashion collections for 2015/16, and get an update on latest trends and market developments in sustainability and fashion.
Eco-Fashion Week Vancouver | April 19-24, Vancouver
Celebrating its 8th season, Eco Fashion Week is informing and inspiring both the fashion-conscious and sustainably-minded. Through speaker seminars, industry panels and award winning fashion shows, Vancouver is leading the eco-fashion movement in North America.
Fashion Revolution Day | April 24, Global
Kicking off the first ever “Fashion Revolution Day” last year, designers, activists, educators and consumers alike wore their clothes #insideout to ask, “Who made your clothes?” becoming the number one trending topic on Twitter.
The brainchild of industry pioneers, Orsola de Castro and Carry Somers, 2015 will bring a new question and theme to get consumers thinking about the impact of their fashion purchases.
Green Festivals | April 24 – December 13, USA
With events in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and now Portland, Green Festivals is a nationwide event scattered throughout the year. Ranging from DIY demonstrations to film showcases to keynote speakers, each city offers an array of events for eco-enthusiasts.
Redress Eco-Fashion & Textile Conference | May 29-30, Raleigh, NC
The team behind Redress Raleigh is hosting the third annual Eco-Fashion & Textile Conference to feature eco-fashion designers and speakers in the sustainable fashion industry.
A hub for textile manufacturing, Raleigh, NC is on the map as one of the leading cities in the U.S. for sustainable and eco-minded fashion.