Upcoming Event Press Release: Sustainable Textile Summit


Announcing Manufacture New York’s

Sustainable Textile Summit: Textile Lifecycle Management

November 9th, 2013


Manufacture New York is holding their first annual Sustainable Textile Summit focused on Textile Lifecycle Management best practices, strategies and solutions, on November 9th, 2013.

Textiles literally hold together the fashion supply chain, and from seed to sew sustainability can step in to reduce waste and toxic exposure.

New York City residents throw out 200,000 tons of textiles EVERY YEAR, making up 8% of NYC’s waste stream! And nationally, 11 million tons are trashed each year. But we can do something about it!

We have assembled expert panels for this one-of-a-kind event which will feature industry practitioners, policy makers and thought leaders to discuss the state of the textile industry, innovations in eco- and low impact textile production, as well as shed light on what is being done with pre- and post-consumer textile waste. The speaking portion of the event will be held at the offices of Loeb & Loeb on 345 Park Ave., Manhattan.

Speakers include:

Rhett Godfrey, Sustainability Director of Loomstate

Sass Brown, Author and Acting Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design at FIT

Cheryl Campbell, Head of Eileen’s foundation and Green Eileen Clothing Recycling Initiative

Ross Gibson, of Patagonia

Jessica Schreiber, Program Manager of re-fashioNYC

Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap

Francisca Pineda, Founder + Designer of BHAVA Shoe

Nadiyah Bradshaw-Spencer, Head of Sourcing and Production at SUNO

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, Founder of Vaute Couture

Holly Henderson, Founder and Designer of Simply Natural Clothing

Laura Sansone, Founder of Textile Lab and Housewear

         and many more…


The second portion of the summit will consist of a making and networking opportunity at MNY's Garment Center Pilot Program, located at 23 W.36th st, NYC 10018.

 Makers Include:

Tabitha St. Bernard, Founder + Designer of Tabii Just

Cynthia Alberto, Founder of Weaving Hand

Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda, Founder of BALMASEDA

The Textile Arts Center

Jenelle Montilone, Founder of TrashN2Tees

and many more…


Tickets include lunch and light refreshments throughout the day.

Purchase tickets here

For more information email Juliette@manufactureny.org